Robert George OWEN


OWEN, Robert George

Service Number: SX2319
Enlisted: 6 April 1940, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Elliston, South Australia, 3 June 1910
Home Town: Elliston, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 1 June 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Plot A1, Row C, Grave 5
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

6 Apr 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX2319, South Australia
1 Jun 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN SX2319, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Prisoners of War
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frank James Owen and Ethel Maude Lindon; husband of Annette Maude Owen nee Robinson;  all of Elliston, SA. Brother of Gwendoline Alice Owen and Kathleen May Owen(twins), Dorothy Mary Owen, David Sydney Owen, Leonard, Archibald Lucas Owen and Frank James Henry Owen.

Robert and Annette married on the 16 October 1934 in St Andrews Church, Elliston

Died while a Prisoner of War