Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: Feb 1965 Pages: 192 in Publisher: New Directions Publishing. Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists' Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Same. he had written what are considered the most important itish poems of WWI. This definitive edition is based on manuscripts of Owen's papers in the itish Museum and other archives.