Wilfred Owen

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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1893/02/18 Wilfred Edward Salter Owen is born at Plas Wilmot, near Oswestry in Shropshire, to Thomas and Harriet Susan Owen. Born Plas Wilmot Oswestry Wilfred Owen's Birthday
1915/10/21 Owen enlist in the Artists' RiflesOfficers' Training Corps, and over the next seven months, trains at Hare Hall Camp in Essex. Military Sections Of Boundary Wall, Railings, Gates And Gate Piers To Former Gidea Hall Romford
1916/06/04 Wilfred Owen is commissioned a second lieutenant (on probation) in the Manchester Regiment. English Officer
1916/12/30 After completed his military training, Wilfred Owensails for France. English Officer
1917/01/00 Wilfred Owen and his men have to hold out for 50 hours in a flooded dug-out in No Man's Land near Serre Number 2 Cemetery while being heavily bombarded by German artillery. Military
1917/01/09 Owen joins the 2nd Manchesters at Bertrancourt near Amiens. Writing to his mother: I can see no excuse for deceiving you about these last four days. I have suffered seventh hell. - I have not been at the front. - I have been in front of it. Military
1917/01/17 "In the platoon on my left the sentries over the dug-out were blown to nothing. One of these poor fellows was my first servant whom I rejected. If I had kept him he would have lived, for servants don't do Sentry Duty."- W Owen Military
1917/05/00 Owen is blasted by a shell at Savy Bank and spends several days unconscious on a railway embankment. The explosion killed his best friend 'Cock Robin'. Owen is diagnosed with neurasthenia or shell shock and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh. Health
1917/06/00 Owen convalesces in Craiglockhart under the supervision of Dr A J Brock. While convalescing, he writes much of the poetry for which he will become famous, including 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'. Health
1918/02/18 On his 25th birthday Wilfred Owen, quietly spends time at Ripon Cathedral, which is dedicated to his namesake, St Wilfrid of Hexham. Life Ripon Minster (Cathedral Church Of St Peter And Wilfrid) Ripon Wilfred Owen's Birthday
1918/08/26 Deemed fit for service in June 1918, W Owen embarks for France heading off to front line action. Military
1918/10/01 For actions during an attack the Fonsomme Line near Joncourt, Owen is awarded the Military Cross for bravery. Owen assumed command of the company and used a captured enemy machine gun in an isolated position to inflicted considerable losses on the enemy. Military
1918/10/31 "It is a great life. Of this I am certain: you could not be visited by a band of friends half so fine as surround me here." from Owen's last letter to his mother. Military
1918/11/04 While the Royal Engineers attempt to construct a bridge out of wire-linked floats to allow Owen's brigade to cross the Sambre canal at Ors, Wilfred Owen is shot and killed. Died
1918/11/11 Wilfred Owen mother receives the letter informing her of his death on 11 November, the day when the church bells were ringing out all over the land to celebrate the end of the Great War for Civilization. Memoriam Armistice Day
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