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Owens, G., A/Smn., 1916

Illustrated Chronicle 1916

In Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel is the Commonwealth War Grave of Tyneside Z/1462 Able Seaman George Owens, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 13/11/1916.

Margaret Allison records that in 1911 he lived on 4th Avenue, Ashington, and that he was aged 55 years when he died.

Colin Boyd has supplied the following:
George was born on 30/08/1892. He was working as a miner living with his father, Samuel at 59, Fourth Row, Ashington when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on 10/11/1914. He joined the Hawke Battalion on 10/03/1915 and served until 22/08/1915 when he was hospitalised with Enteritis.
George rejoined the Hawke Battalion in France on 08/02/1916 and was posted as missing assumed died of wounds on 13/11/1916.

He was the brother of Thomas who also died.

George Owens is remembered in Ashington on A17.01 (A17.27), A17.08 and A17.43

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Owens

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