Although T.P. Cameron Wilson left a reasonably substantial body of work, it is for one poem, Magpies in Picardy, for which he is especially remembered. He left Oxford without a degree and became a teacher in a preparatory school. He enlisted in August 1914 and obtained a commission in the Sherwood Foresters, reaching the Western Front in February 1916. Magpies in Picardy was published in the Westminster Gazette on 16 August 1916. He was killed at Hermies in France on 23 March 1918; he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.

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