Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

Death: 4th November 1918
Location: Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, Nord, France
Cause of death: Killed in action
Photo taken by: Hektor
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English poet who is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the First World War. His best known poems include Dulce et Decorum Est, Anthem for Doomed Youth and The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
Owen enlisted in October 1915 into the 3rd Battalion, 28th London Regiment. In 1917 Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War hospital in Edinburgh suffering with shell shock after being trapped in a shell hole for three days. Whilst recuperating he met fellow poets Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon. The relationship between Owen and Sassoon was explored by author Pat Barker in her 1991 novel Regeneration
In September 1918 Owen returned to France on active service where he was killed in action at the Sambre-Oise Canal on 4th November, one week before the end of the war.