Wilfred Owen enlisted in the Artists’ Rifles in 1915, Commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant with the Manchester Regiment, he was sent to the front in 1916 where he and his men held a flooded dugout for fifty hours under heavy shelling. After being hospitalized for a concussion he returned to battle and barely survived an artillery shell that dismembered his friend. It was when being treated in Scotland for shell shock that he met Siegfried Sassoon who became his mentor and friend. After returning to combat he was killed on the 4th of November 1918, one of the last casualties of the war.