Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson was a British Georgian poet, often associated with World War I.Gibson joined the British Army but remained in England. Unlike most other poets who were officers, Gibson wrote poetry from the point of view of the ordinary foot soldier. After the First World War Gibson continued to write poetry and plays. 

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They ask me where I’ve been,

And what I’ve done and seen.

But what can I reply

Who know it wasn’t I,

But someone, just like me,

Who went across the sea

And with my head and hands

Slew men in foreign lands …

Though I must bear the blame

Because he bore my name.