Crickley Hill

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Mentioned in a letter of August 1918 to Marion Scott. Possibly omitted from 'War's Embers' (1919) by mistake. Published in Collected Poems (1982/2004). Written while Gurney was a patient at Lord Derby's War Hospital being treated for shell shock. Found in a burgundy notebook containing fair copies of poems made by Gurney. It appears to have been compiled primarily in 1918.