Ernest Raymond was a British novelist who was best known for his novel Tell England.
He was born in Armentieres, France and raised by his aunt. His father was a British army officer. He was educated at St. Paul’s School and Durham University. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1914 and applied to be chaplain-general for overseas service at the outbreak of the First World War. He had an eventful war and served as a Chaplin on many fronts.
In 1923 he resigned from Holy Orders and dedicated himself to writing. His first novel, Tell England, published in 1922 about the war and the young men sent to fight, became a bestseller. His anti-hanging novel, We the Accused, written in 1935 was turned into a five-part television series in 1980. He was a highly prolific writer writing more than fifty books.
This plaque was unveiled in May 1988 by his widow on the centenary of his birth.