Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was born in 1893 in Oswestry. He enlisted in 1915, serving in France, then was admitted with shell shock to Craiglockhart War Hospital, where he met fellow poet, Siegfried Sassoon. He returned to the Front and was awarded the Military Cross in 1918, before being killed a week before Armistice. He became one of the greatest poets of the First World War, most of his poetry written between 1917 and 1918 and published posthumously.

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