Letter sent to William Owen's Mother, informing her of his death
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|Author||Oldham, G. M. S.|
|Subject||Owen, William William|
|Title||Letter sent to William Owen's Mother, informing her of his death|
|Notes||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.
|Item Date||20th September 1917|
|Creation place||Menin Road Ridge|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Richard Marshall (Caernarfon Submission Day 8th May 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Mrs R. A. Williams|