Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born to Tom and Susan Owen in Oswestry, on 18 March 1893. In early 1900 they moved to the Wirral Peninsula.When the First World War broke out, he saw some of the soldiers wounded in the conflict. In September 1915, Wilfred returned to the UK and joined The Artists Rifles Officers’ Training Corps. After training he was commissioned into The Manchester Regiment on 4 June 1916. He suffered shellshock in August 1917, then came the now famous meeting at Craiglockhart Hospital with the poet Siegfried Sassoon, who was to be so instrumental in making Wilfred into the iconic figure he has undoubtedly become. Wilfred Owen was killed in the early hours of 4 November 1918 on the Oise-Sambre-canal bank. He is buried in the churchyard at Ors.
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