Friday, 18 January 2019
James Lyons (1896 - 1918) - British Soldier Poet
James is featured in Catherine W. Reilly's "English Poetry of the First World War: A Bibliography" but the only details Reilly gives are that James was a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps and that his WW1 poetry collections were "Sons of the Empire, and other poems" (Heywood, Manchester, 1916) and "Gleam o' pearls (poems)" (Cornish, Mancheter 1919).
Robert Cochrane has also produced a CD of some of the poems written by James Lyons set to music.
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