An English composer and a conductor. Middle name is Arthur Sheldon. He was born in Cambridge on 5th of March in 1899. After the graduation from Winchester colledge, he went to the French front because of the world war I, and lost his right foot under the knee in 1918. After the world war I, he entered the Pembroke College at the Cambridge University, as well as Royal Colledge of Music where he studied under Charles Wood and Vaughan-Williams.