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Wilfred Owen

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Wilfred Owen

Person  Male  Born 18/3/1893  Died 4/11/1918

Categories: Armed Forces, Poetry, Seriously Famous

Countries: France, Scotland

Poet and soldier. Born Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, near Oswestry, Shropshire. In 1915 he enlisted in the Artists Rifles Officers' Training Corps, eventually being commissioned as a second lieutenant. After being blown up by a trench mortar, he was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh to revover from shell shock. It was here that he met Siegfried Sassoon, who became a great influence on him. He returned to the front and was killed in action during the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal.
His best known works include, 'Dulce et Decorum est', 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Spring Offensive'.

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