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Peter Owen

July 31st 2018    Category: General

Peter was a cheerful and efficacious President, and a dear friend to so many of us. Our thoughts are with his wife Elizabeth, their sons Stuart and Hamish, and all of the Owen family. An obituary will follow in due course.

"I am deeply grieved to see the news of the death of Peter Owen, Wilfred Owen's nephew. Peter succeeded me as the President of the Wilfred Owen Association and he did a marvellous job in that role; he got around the country and into the area of France where Wilfred served in the First World War in a way that was not possible for me.

He has been a magnificent ambassador for Wilfred and for the whole enterprise of exploring the war through the insights of the poets. It has been a huge privilege to me to have known and worked with him."

- John Davies, former Bishop of Shrewsbury and founding President of the Wilfred Owen Association

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