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Name: Frank OWEN
Casualty No.: 285 Ranks: Private Initials: F Service No.: 2576
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Bank Top, Woodside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 35
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 3 Nelson Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Greenside Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 6th November 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Butte de Warlencourt, Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14A and 15C.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 9th December 1916. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 6th November 1919.
Family Details:
Son of Frank and Elizabeth Owen. Husband of Catherine Owen, of 3 Nelson Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brother: Thomas.
Notes : John's brother, Thomas, was killed in action on 11th April 1918.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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