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Drinkwater, John (1882-1937), poet and playwright

Eric Salmon

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Drinkwater, John (1882-1937), poet and playwright


Drinkwater, John (1882-1937), poet and playwright, was born at Leytonstone, Essex, on 1 June 1882, son of Albert Edwin Drinkwater (1852-1923), schoolmaster and, later, actor, and his wife, Annie Beck, née Brown (d. 1891). He was educated at Oxford high school from 1891 to 1897, leaving before his sixteenth birthday. ...

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