Lieutenant WILFRED EDWARD SALTER OWEN
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Date of Death
Died 04 November 1918
Age 25 years old
Buried or commemorated at
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Military Cross
- Additional Info Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Owen, of "Mahim", Monkmoor Rd., Shrewsbury. Native of Oswestry. Enlisted in The Artists' Rifles in October 1915. Commissioned into the Manchester Regiment in June 1916. Was a poet of repute, although during his lifetime, only a few of his poems appeared in print. The 'Atheneum' of December 1919, nominated Owen's work "Strange Meeting" as the finest of the war.
- Personal Inscription "SHALL LIFE RENEW THESE BODIES? OF A TRUTH ALL DEATH WILL HE ANNUL" W.O.