Vernon Scannell
  • Vernon Scannell

  • 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.