|Birthplace:||London, Middlesex, England UK|
|Managed by:||Michael Lawrence Rhodes|
Historical records matching Gilbert Frankau
About Gilbert Frankau
Frankau was a popular British novelist. He was known also for verse (he was a war poet of World War I) including a number of verse novels, and short stories. He was born in London into a Jewish family, but was baptised as an Anglican at the age of 13. After education at Eton College, he went into the family cigar business.
Frankau served in the British Army from the outbreak of war in 1914. He was first commissioned in the 9th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment on 6 October 1914, and was later a Staff Captain – experiences that he later used in novels. He fought in major battles of the British Expeditionary Force in France and wrote for the Wipers Times before being invalided out on 22 February 1918