John Richard OWEN

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OWEN, John Richard

Service Numbers: 1664, 1662
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria. Service number altered from 1662 to 1664 prior to embarking
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carnarvon, Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sailor
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea on board HS Gascon, 20 June 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave, buried at sea Chaplain L. Warner officiated Panel 42
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1664, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria. Service number altered from 1662 to 1664 prior to embarking
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1662, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1662, 14th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
20 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1664, 14th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard David and Mary Owen od Wales. Next of kin given as his sister Mary Hudson Owen of 8 Harringate Avenue Liverpool, England, also brother of Augusta Margaret Owen

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal