7. Edward Blunden
Blunden was born in 1896 in London and grew up in the rural village of Yalding, Kent. Blunden would write about his experiences in WWI, where he received a number of medals including the Military Cross. He also received the Queens Gold Medal for Poetry. He was married three times and had a h2 interest in Cricket that bordered on obsession.
Blunden would write about many things that still hold relevance today such as man’s affect on nature. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.