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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Members travel to Ors, France for annual Owen commemorations


A group of members of the Dunsden Owen Association is preparing to travel to Ors in France to take part in the village's annual commemorations of the life of Wilfred Owen. Owen is buried in the village's graveyard, after he died on November 4, 1914, as he was leading a charge across the Sambre-Oise Canal

The English visitors will be laying a wreath at Owen's grave on behalf of Dunsden as well as visiting the Maison Forestière where Owen and his men spent their last night. This unpretentious building has been turned into a remarkable monument to Owen.

Plans are continuing to be made for Dunsden's own Owen commemorations in 2014, with links being made with Reading university where students are preparing to design a logo and new website as well as interactive trail app.