Wilfred Owen Story Birkenhead

34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

} Tuesday to Friday 11am until 2pm

WO21441634622 WO31441634624 Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born to Tom and Susan Owen in Oswestry, on 18 March 1893. In early 1900 they moved to the Wirral Peninsula.When the First World War broke out, he saw some of the soldiers wounded in the conflict. In September 1915, Wilfred returned to the UK and joined The Artists Rifles Officers’ Training Corps. After  training he was commissioned into The Manchester Regiment on 4 June 1916. He suffered shellshock in August 1917, then came the now famous meeting at Craiglockhart Hospital with the poet Siegfried Sassoon, who was to be so instrumental in making Wilfred into the iconic figure he has undoubtedly become. Wilfred Owen was killed in the early hours of 4 November 1918 on the Oise-Sambre-canal bank. He is buried in the churchyard at Ors.

Attraction Information

Pay & Display Argyle Street,Birkenhead

Visited 1280 times, 1 Visit today

Add a Review

Your Rating for this listing:

 

Related Listings

New York City

New York City Center, West 55th Street, New York, NY, United States

00.00

All over

Pinpoint

New York City Read more…

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY, USA

See main websites.

No..its a boat ride.

Pinpoint

The statue of Liberty is a  sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbouring New York City in the United Staes of America. The copper statue was  a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas the Roman Godesss. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States,… Read more…

Jobs Ferry Eastham

Eastham Country Park, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

00.00 23.59hrs

Main Car Park at Eastham Country Park

Pinpoint

Jobs Ferry at the northern end of Eastham Country Park is the remains of a jetty made from sandstone blocks. Read more…