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- January 1st 1989 by Robson Books
- Date of birth: January 23, 1922
- Died: November 16, 2007
- Born: in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, The United Kingdom.
- Description: A poet, novelist, teacher, and professional boxer, he served in the Gordon Highlanders in the Middle East and took part in the D-day landings, where he was wounded on patrol. He deserted after the war and was eventually court-martialed, and was sent to a psychiatric hospital. Scannell won many poetry awards, including for war poems such as his collection Walking Wounded.