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Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Wilfred Owen Statue In Birkenhead

The statue marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the First World War poet.

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Prince Harry and Meghan unveiled a plaque beside Wilfred Owen's statue (Picture: PA). 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited a statue of Great War poet Wilfred Owen in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.

Owen, who spent part of his childhood in the Merseyside town, is most famous for his poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’.

In October 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery but on November 4 of that year he was killed in action.

The news reached his parents on Armistice Day.