Pte Harry Owen, Royal Welch Fusiliers 4180426

1889 Jun 9. Baptised Nantwich

1891 living at 81 Beam St, Nantwich

1901 census at 116, Beam Street, Nantwich

1911 census. His father George Owen is living alone at 81 Beam St, Nantwich. I cannot find Harry Owen in 1911

1915Jan . His number indicates at this when he enlisted, and believed to be a 8th Bn man at Gallipoli. The number is a Regular number not a TF one.

1915 Jul 9. Lands in Gallipoli . 1/5, 1/6 and 1/7 RWF. Moved immediately on mobilisation to Conway and on to Northampton. Moved to Cambridge in December 1914 and Bedford in May 1915. 13 May 1915 : formation became 158th Brigade, 53rd Welsh) Division.

1915 Jul 19. Sailed from Devonport for Gallipoli, going via Imbros

1915 Aug 9. disembarked Suvla Bay

1915 Dec . evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt.

1920 Sep 24. RWF enlistment book of post 1920 renumbering at RWF Archives records that he died at Limerick Military Hospital of 'GSW accidentally received' . It also contains info that identifies him as Harry Owen RWF 23601/MGC 175109/RWF101393 in Medal Cards.. He was shot by another soldier in Limerick Barracks

Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Owen, of 18, Arnold St., Nantwich (they are not living there in 1911 census)

Buried Nantwich All Saints Churchyard

British Soldiers died in Ireland