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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
Siegfried Sassoon lived here
Home to an English poet and author of satirical anti-war verse
Location: 23 Campden Hill Square, W11
Description: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 - 1 September 1967) was an English poet and author.
He became known as a writer of satirical anti-war verse during World War I and later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the 'Sherston Trilogy.
He moved to this address and stayed until 1933 when he moved to Wiltshire.