Wilfred Owen MC
(1893-1918)

Died aged 25

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend and mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".

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Commemorated on 6 plaques

Wilfred Owen war poet lived here 1900-1903

7 Elm Grove, Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom where they lived

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen 1893-1918 poet wrote several of his war poems in this hotel 1917-1918

Clifton Hotel, Queens Parade, Scarborough, United Kingdom where they was

The poet Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) lived and wrote here from March to June 1918 whilst based at the Ripon Army Camp.

24 Borrage Lane, Ripon, United Kingdom where they lived and wrote

Wilfred Owen, poet lived here

69 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom where they lived

Wilfred Owen 1893-1918 war poet and soldier taught at Tynecastle High School September 1917 'Move him into the sun'

2 McLeod Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they taught (1917)

"My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity." On 13th October 1917 three poets of the Great War met at Baberton Golf Club, Juniper Green Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves This plaque was unveiled 100 years later by the Rt Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh Frank Ross, local historian Neil McLennan and local residents in remembrance of that meeting and the fallen of World War One 1914-1918 Plaque kindly donated by Specialized Signs, Edinburgh

55 Baberton Avenue, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they manufactured (1917)