Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Thomas Carnduff (1886 - 1956) - Irish Poet

Known as "The Shipyard Poet", Irish WW1 poet Thomas Carnduff (1886 – 1956) was born in Belfast on 30th January 1886.  In WW1 Thomas joined the Young Citizens’ Volunteers and then the Royal Engineers. He was posted to the Western Front where he took part in the Battles of Messines and Ypres.

Thomas was featured in the exhibition of Poets, Writers, Artists & Nurses, Arras, Messines, Passchendale & More, 1917 which was held at the Award-winning Wilfred Owen Story in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK, CH41 6AE in 2017.   The WOS is open from Tuesday – Friday 12noon – 2 pm and entry is free.

The latest exhibition on display at the WOS is entitled "Aftermath & Legacy of WW1".

Panels from previous exhibitions are available to view on file at the WOS.