The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Webteam: November 2018
Today, Sunday 4th November, marks the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death; he was killed in action during the crossing of the Sambe-Oise canal just one week before the signing of the Armistice which ended the Great War.
Barely a month earlier, on 1st October 1918 he had led units of the 2nd Manchesters to storm a number of units near the village of Joncourt in Northern France For this action he was awarded the Military Cross but the award was not gazetted until 15th February 1919.
Wilfred Owen's parents, who lived in Shrewsbury, received the telegram informing them of his death on Armistice Day just as the church bells were ringing out in celebration of the end of the War.
Wilfred Owen was first inspired to write poetry whilst walking in the hills of the Sandstone Ridge. He and his family had spent two summer holidays in 1904 and 1905 staying in a cottage in Brown Knowl.
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High St Car Park, MALPAS
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