The Irish Soldier Poet

Al Pat or "the Irish soldier poet" had served in the infantry in the First World War, and wrote about his experiences in a collection called "Rhymes of an Old War Horse." A sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, he also published this volume of rough doggerel about life on various Canadian airfields.

‘Al Pat,’ Bang: Explosions in Verse (privately published, Toronto, n.d. [1944?])

Bang.pdf (8.21 MB)
book, 66 pages, 11.9cm x 19.3cm
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War