Le Coq Francais

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Dedicated to Gurney's brother. Inscribed 'St Albans August 1918'. Written while Gurney was a patient at Middlesex War Hospital. Included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Found in a burgundy notebook containing fair copies of poems made by Gurney. It appears to have been compiled primarily in 1918.