I've been searching the internet and every other avenue I can think of, and nothing is coming up.
I don't know the author, or even if it's acually from the first World War, though I think it may be (and I doubt it's by Sassoon, Brooke, Owen, Graves, et al).
I believe it's called "A Prodigious Prodigality"; I also believe it's written by a British officer in requiem for dead comrades, 1914-18.
I recall seeing it (or perhaps just an excerpt from it) as an introduction to a book- black & white photo account- of the siege of Khe Sahn in 1968 in Vietnam.
One of the lines I recall went something like this:
"...we loved you because you were of the same clay as us..."
Searching this poem out has been maddening!
Any help would be...helpful!
Thanks in advance.
I don't know the answer to your question. Your best bet is to remember the author of the Vietnam book and get it out of the library.
There is a book by Guy Chapman called A Passionate Prodigality (Echoes of War), published in 1933. Chapman served in both World Wars and following World War II, he began a career as professor of history at the University of Leeds in England. His autobiography, A Kind of Survivor: The Autobiography of Guy Chapman, was published posthumously in 1975.
There may be a connection.