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Tome of the unknown soldier




The World War 1 poet David Jones, who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, is the subject of an article in the New Statesman by David Wheatley.

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In responsse FOBLC member and literary expect Mike Guilfoyle has written the following letter to the New Statesman commenting on this article. You can also read the piece he previously wrote for us on David Jones here

Poet's corner
I thoroughly enjoyed reading David Wheatley's piquant piece on the neglected poet-painter David Jones (The Critics, 16 August). Jones is buried in Ladywell Cemetery in south-east London with his parents and sister. In November, to commemorate Armistice Day, we hope to hold an event in the cemetery, including poetry readings and musical recitals, so that the wider public might have the chance to hear extracts from his Great War masterpiece “In Parenthesis".
Mike Guilfoyle
Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery
Via email