Ernest Henry (Ernie) OWENS

OWENS, Ernest Henry

Service Number: 6103
Enlisted: 19 September 1916, Dubbo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coolah Bridge, New South Wales, 19 October 1894
Home Town: Gulargambone, Coonamble, New South Wales
Schooling: Gilgandra Public School
Occupation: Station hand/Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 October 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Ramicourt British Cemetery, France
Row B, Grave 23,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coonamble Municipality and Wingadee Shire HR, Coonamble War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6103, Dubbo, New South Wales
31 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6103, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6103, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6103, 24th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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"Two soldiers from Armatree, near Gilgandra, who enlisted on the same day, were killed in battle in France on the same day — October 5. These were Corporal Roy McGill, son of Mr. R. McGill, of Ashburn, and Private Ernest Owens, son of Mr. Alex Owens. Mr. Owen's other two sons are on active service." - from the Orange Leader 01 Nov 1918 (