Alexander Hardinge Patrick Hore-Ruthven (30 August 1913 – 24 December 1942) was a British soldier and poet.Hore-Ruthven wrote several war poems that were published in Australian and English newspapers. A collection of his poems was published posthumously in Australia in 1943 under the title The Happy Warrior, with a preface written by his mother Lady Gowrie. It was subsequently republished in London in 1944 under the titleDesert Warrior: Poems. His collected letters were published in London in 1950 under the title Joy of Youth.


The Happy Warrior, Poems by Patrick Hore-Ruthven