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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
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.