John Cornford (1915-1936), Poet
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Poet; son of a classicist and a poet, John Cornford graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in June 1936 and left to fight in the Spanish Civil War that August. A member of the Communist Party, he joined the Anarchist POUM and was killed on the Cordoba front at the age of 21.
Frances Cornford (née Darwin) (mother)
Francis Macdonald Cornford (father)
Bernard Darwin (uncle)
Sir Francis Darwin (grandfather)
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