Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Soutar, Williamlocked

  • Joy Hendry


Soutar, William (1898–1943), poet and diarist, was born on 28 April 1898 at 2 South Inch Terrace, Perth, the only child of John Soutar (1871–1958), master joiner, and his wife, Margaret Smith (1870–1954), who were both Scottish. Soutar's mother wrote poetry, and her athletic, handsome son followed suit, regularly composing verses while still a schoolboy. He attended the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription