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57470: Letter sent to William Owen's Mother, informing her of his death

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Letter sent by G. M. S. Oldham, Chaplain to the Forces, attached 1st Bn. Welsh Guards, informing William Owen's mother that her son had been killed by a Shell that fell on his bivouac while he slept.

Private 3134 William William Owen, 1st Bn. Welsh Guards, was killed in action 20th September 1917, aged 41. The husband of Asneth Owen, of Pembroke House, Penygroes, Carnarvonshire, he is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery. The 1st Bn., part of the Guards Division, was taking part in the Battle of the Menin Road, third phase of the Third Battle of Ypres.

History

Identifier

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Creator

Oldham, G. M. S.

Subject

Owen, William William

Date

20th September 1917

Date Created

01/09/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Richard Marshall | Mrs R. A. Williams

Submission Event

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum, Caernarfon Castle Submission Day, 8th May 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford