||Born Plas Wilmot, Oswestry.|
||Family moves to Birkenhead.|
||Family moves to Shrewsbury.|
||Wilfred becomes a lay assistant at Dunsden.|
||Leaves Dunsden and returns home ill.|
||To Bordeaux, France to teach English in the Berlitz School.|
||Tutoring in a family at Bagneres de Bigorre, in the Pyrenees. |
French poet Laurent Tailhade.
||Tutoring in an English family in Bordeaux.|
||May to June
||Back to France after a brief visit home.|
||Returns to England and enlists in 3/28th London Regiment which shortly
afterwards became the 2nd Artists Rifles Officers Training Corps.|
||Commissioned into the Manchester Regiment|
Reports to 5th (Reserve) Bn.
Manchester Regiment at Milford Camp, Near Witley. With friend 2/Lt Gregg (later kia) devises improvement to gas mask.
||Arrives at Talavera Barracks, Aldershot where he is attached to 25th Bn.Middlesex
(C.O. Lieutenant-Colonel John Ward M.P.) for a Musketry Course at Mychett Camp, Farnborough. The course ends and
he is classified "1st Class Shot".
Returns to Witley Camp.
||Official end to Battle of Somme.|
||2nd Manchesters leave Somme battlefield down to 156 officers and men.|
||October to November
||To Southport. In rooms at 168a Lord Street, Southport.|
||To Fleetwood. Takes command of a firing range party. Lodges
at 111 Bold Street, Fleetwood.|
||Back in Southport. Takes charge of Musketry Party on the range
at Crossens, nr Southport.|
||Folkestone. In transit to join 2nd Manchesters.|
||Arrives in France, thence to the notorious Infantry Base Depot
at Etaples and later to 2nd Manchesters as an Officer reinforcement.|
||Into the front line at Serre in charge of "A" Company.|
half of his platoon and occupies a former German bunker in No Man's Land and posts a sentry who during a bombardment is blinded.
(This incident became the subject of "The Sentry").
||Transport Course at Abbeville.|
||Rejoins the battalion in the line near Le Quesnoy en Santerre.|
||Suffers concussion following a fall.|
||Arrives at No13 Casualty Clearing Station at Gailly.|
||Rejoins battalion near Manchester Hill, Selency.|
||In and out of the line at Savy Wood and in the attack on Dancour
trench, St Quentin.|
||The C.O., Lieutenant-Colonel Luxmoore, notices that Owen is
unwell. Evacuated to No13 CCS with shell shock.|
||To Netley Hospital, Hampshire.|
||Arrives Craiglockhart War
||Meets Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves.|
||Writes "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and "Dulce et Decorum Est".|
||After leave, is posted to 5th (Reserve) Bn. Manchesters
at Scarborough. Acts as mess secretary at Clarence Gardens Hotel (Now Clifton Hotel).|
||Attends Robert Graves' wedding.|
||To Northern Command, Ripon. Rents lodgings in Borage (Borrage) Lane.|
||Passed fit for service and joins 5th Manchesters in Scarborough.|
||Sees Siegfried Sassoon, wounded in hospital.|
Returns to France.
||Again posted to 2nd Manchesters as an officer reinforcement.|
||In the Brigade attack on the Beaurevoir-Fonsomme Line at Joncourt. Recommended for M.C.|
||2nd Manchesters take over the line west of the Sambre-Oise canal,
Writes to his mother from the cellar of the Maison Forestiere
(Forester's House) at Pommereuil.
||Killed in action on the banks of the Sambre-Oise canal.|
||News of his death reaches Shrewsbury.|
||Publication of seven poems in "Wheels".|
||Publication of "Poems of Wilfred Owen", with an introduction
by Siegfried Sassoon.|
||Completion by Edmund Blunden of the editing of Owen's poems.|