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Wilfred Owen$
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Guy Cuthbertson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300153002

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001

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Wilfred Owen

Guy Cuthbertson

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In Shrewbury, Tom and Susan Owen could read in the newspapers about the progress towards peace. They had every reason to be happy because their three sons, who had joined the forces, now could return unharmed. Wilfred Owen had told his mother to expect him home by February 1919. However, on November 11, 1918, Susan received a telegraph announcing that Lieutenant Wilfred Owen was killed in action on November 4. Years after his burial at Ors, Owen became one of sixteen poets of the First World War commemorated with a memorial in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner. In Ors, he was buried with soldiers; in Westminster his name is remembered alongside poets.

Keywords:   Shrewbury, Tom Owen, Susan Owen, Ors, First World War, Westminster Abbey

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