Badge Number: S2909, Sub Branch: Port Lincoln

OWEN, Gunn

Service Number: 2574
Enlisted: 12 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
Born: Warrow, South Australia, Australia, 1868
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Elliston, South Australia, Australia, 2 October 1951, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lock Cemetery
Memorials: Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2574, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
12 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
18 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2574, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
6 Dec 1916: Discharged AIF WW1

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Returned to Australia:12 Nov 1916

Discharged: 06 Dec 1916

Reason for discharge: Unit disbanded, serviced no longer required.

Port Lincoln Times (SA: 1927 - 1954) Thursday 5 April 1945

Golden Wedding At Lock


At the invitation of their sons and daughters about 40 guests (including relatives and friends) gathered at the Lock Hotel on Saturday evening, March 24, to celebrate the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Gunn Owen, Port Lincoln.

Mr. W. F. Attick was toastmaster. "The King" was proposed by Mr. Attick, "The Bride and Bridegroom" by Mr. P. J. Sampson, "The Pioneers   of Lock" by Mr. E. Klopper, "The Returned Soldiers" by Mr. T. Puckridge, "The Methodist Church" by Mr. G. Longmire, and "The West Coast Pioneers" by Mr. Val Roberts. Many congratulatory telegrams were received and were read by Mr. Attick. The three-tiered wedding cake (made by Mrs. Rex Owen and beautifully iced by Mrs. P. Cabot) was cut by Mrs. Owen.

At the conclusion of the dinner, a short musical programme was given. Items were contributed by Mrs. G. L. Owen (song), Miss Dorothy Owen (pianoforte solo), Mr. T. Puckridge (recitation), Miss Jeanette Owen, (pianoforte solo) and Mr. Val Roberts (song). Many gifts were received.

Mr. and Mrs. Owen were married by Rev. Potts at Lake Wangary on March 24, 1895. They resided in Port Lincoln until 1918, when Mr. Owen purchased a property at Lock. Early last year they returned to Port Lincoln.


Port Lincoln Times (SA: 1927 - 1954) Thursday 18 October 1951


OWEN. — On October 2, at Elliston Hospital, Gunn Owen, beloved husband of Maria, and father of Gordon, Leonard, Beulah, Jessie, Darcy and Rex. At rest.