Never forget: the English poet Wilfred Owen was killed in action at the age of 25 in 1918 during a British assault on the German-held Sambre Canal on the Western Front.

His war poetry was considered shocking, its realism the opposite of the public perception at the time - now he is deemed the greatest of the war poets.

He served as an officer with the Manchester Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross.

His mother received the death-notice telegram as the local church bells were ringing out to celebrate the end of the war.

Nigel Payne