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Edward Richard OWEN

Regimental number563
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Myra Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Thomas Owen, 17 Myra Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Australian Garrison Artillery; then transferred to Police.
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 15 January 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 21 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1960
Age at death66
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, OWEN Edward Richard

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