Ypres - Minsterworth/On Rest

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. The left hand page contains part of 'Ypres-Minsterworth', titled elsewhere 'Robecq-Minsterworth'. 'Minsterworth' is where the poet F.W. Harvey, a friend of Gurney's, lived. The poem is dedicated to Harvey, who was reported missing in August 1916 but was later known to have been taken prisoner. The right hand page contains a draft of the opening of 'On Rest'. Both poems were included in 'War's Embers' (1919). From a...