Wilfred Owens (1893 – 1918)
Wilfred Owen enlisted into the Artistic Rifles Officers’ Training Corps on the 21st October 1915. After he finished his training he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Manchester Rifles. He served in France both in the trenches and on the front line where he experienced first-hand the ‘horrors of war’. These not only changed his life but were to form the basis of some of his poems. For “conspicuous gallantry’ Owen was awarded the Military Cross on the 4th October 1918. He was killed in action on the 4th November 1918 one week before the Armistice was signed.
To mark the centenary of his death BFPS has produced a numbered limited- edition commemorative cover to be published on the 4th November 2018.
There will be only 100 of these numbered limited-edition covers produced costing £7.50 each and will be a ‘first come first served’ item.
These covers may be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop) or by post by sending a cheque (payable to BFPS CIC to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX.