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Robert Owen was the son of Mr and Mrs Walter Owen of Faversham, (formerly of Boughton). In the 1911 census, the Owen family were living at Egremont House, Boughton. Robert Owen was 15 years old and a Bootmakers Apprentice student.
He was a former pupil of Boughton Wesleyan Day School, and a member of the Boughton Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade.
He met his death at the Third Battle of Ypres, when he volunteered to help retrieve wounded from an extremely dangerous area of the battlefield.
Private Owen is remembered with honour at the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Flanders, Belgium, where his name appears on Panel 160, and at the War Memorial at St. Barnabas Church, Boughton.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot
Cemetery, one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the
area known as the Ypres Salient. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives
on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the
Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several
The Tyne Cot Memorial bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.
Photos - Owen
National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1911 England census database.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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