John O'Donnell (poet)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John P O'Donnell, was an Irish Australian soldier and poet, fl. 1915–1918.

O'Donnell was born in Tuam, County Galway in 1890, the son of an accountant in the National Bank. He served in the Australian army during World War I, arriving at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He was there eight months and wounded in that time. He later fought at the Battle of the Somme. In 1918 he was invalided home, during which time he wrote the last six poems of his only collection, dealing with the war from the perspective of an Australian.

Bibliography

  • Songs of an Anzac, Dublin, Brown & Nolan, 1918[1]

Notes

  1. ^ "Songs of an Anzac / by an Anzac-Franco-Aussie". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 

References

  • Galway Authors, Helen Mahar, 1976.


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_O%27Donnell_(poet)&oldid=717605672"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O'Donnell_(poet)
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "John O'Donnell (poet)"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA