Second Lieutenant Wilfred Owen died aged 25 on November 4, 1918 after leading his men in an attempt to cross the Sambre-Oise canal near to the Belgian border. His body lies with 58 of his men in the communal cemetery in the village of Ors.
Each year the village holds a ceremony to mark his death, and the event will have a special poignancy in 2018, the centenary of his death. A group from Dunsden is travelling to France to be part of the event, and you would be most welcome to join us. Members of the Shiplake and Dunsden Royal British Legion will be amongst their group, including their standard bearer. Local attractions include the Maison-Forestière, a remarkable memorial to Owen and his men in the place where they spent their last night together.
For further information contact John Bodman, Chairman of the Dunsden Owen Association.