Siegfried Sassoon’ was born on 8th September, 1886 in England. His full name was Siegfried Loraine Sassoon. His father Alfred Ezra Sassoon was a member of the wealthy Baghdadi Jewish Sassoon merchant family. Siegfried Sassoon was an eminent English poet and writer.
Siegfried Sassoon served during the first world war as a captain. At first he was very excited and felt honoured to be in the war and fighting for his country; but then, when he saw the horrors of the war at first hand, he began to speak out against it. He wrote some moving poetry about the hardships and tragedy felt in war. Siegfried Sassoon died on 1st September 1967 at the age of 80.