Ervine, St. John G. - from United Kingdom
Country of meeting: GBR in the year 1912-1913
He was born in Belfast, Ireland but moved to London while in his teens. His first play, Mixed Marriage, was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1911. In June 1913, he was standing beside Emily Davison at The Derby and witnessed her being fatally injured by King George V's horse. Ervine served in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during World War One, and suffered an injury that resulted in the amputation of one of his legs. He also wrote the plays Anthony and Anna in 1926 and The First Mrs. Fraser in 1929. His 1956 biography of George Bernard Shaw was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
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