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Owen, Vernon Elias

Second Lieutenant Vernon E. Owen, 9th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was the youngest son of the Rev. T. E. Owen, rector of Aberdaron, Carnavonshire, and formerly Minor Canon of Bangor Cathedral. Second Lieutenant Owen, who was 22 years of age, was educated at Friars School, and at the University College of North Wales. When the war broke out he enlisted but afterwards secured a commission. He was a notable athlete and often played football for his college and for the leading football clubs in North Wales. The Times 7/12/15

Biographical

Surname(s)Owen
First name(s)Vernon Elias
Date of birth1893
Place of birthFestiniog Registration District
Family details

Son of the Rev. Thomas Edward Owen, M.A., and Eleanor Owen, of The Vicarage, Blaenau Festiniog, Merioneth.

Previous educationFriars School; University College of North Wales
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseEvening Dept. Arts and Science
Military unitRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 9th (Ser.) Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death29/11/1915
Age at death22
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Burial placeEtaples Military Cemetery

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