After the death of Robert Bridges in 1930, John Masefield was appointed Poet Laureate by King George V, a post that he held until his death in 1967. The only other British Poet Laureate to hold the post for as long was Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
John Masefield's WW1 poetry collections were:
'Sonnets and poems', Chosley, Berks, 1916
'Lollington Downs and other poems', Heinemann, 1917
'Philip the King and other poems', Heinemann, 1914
'Poems', Macmillan, New York, 1935
'Collected poems', Heinemann, 1932.
His poems were included in six WW1 Anthologies.
Photo of HMS Conway at anchor in the River Mersey near Rock Ferry.