by George J. Dance

Fergus allen

Fergus Hamilton Allen CB FRSL (born 3 September 1921) is an English poet and a retired civil servant.[1]


Allen was educated at Newtown School, Waterford before going to Trinity College, Dublin (MA, MAI, ScD).[2] At Trinity he studied engineering, and published light verse in the college magazine.[3]

During World War II Allen moved to England, where he worked as a civil engineer. He rose to Director of the Hydraulics Research Station, Then transferred into the Cabinet Office as a Whitehall civil servant. He ended his professional career as First Civil Service Commissioner.[3]

Recognition Edit

Allen was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1969.[4]

Publications Edit

  • The Brown Parrots of Providencia. London: Faber & Faber, 1993.
  • Who Goes There?. London: Faber & Faber, 1996.
  • Mrs Power Looks Over the Bay. London: Faber & Faber, 1999.
  • Gas Light & Coke. Dublin: Dedalus 2006.
  • Before Troy. CB Editions 2010.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy The Poetry Archive.[3]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Fergus Allen, Esq, CB, DeBrett's. Web, Jan. 5, 2013.
  2. Fergus Allen, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Fountation. Web, Dec. 24, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fergus Allen (b. 1921), The Poetry Archive. Web, Dec. 24, 2013.
  4. Fergus Allen, Esq., CB, Debrett's People of Today. Web, Dec. 24, 2013.

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