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Frederick William Edward OwenAge: 65 years18711936

Name
Frederick William Edward Owen
Surname
Owen
Given names
Frederick William Edward
Also known as
Fred
Birth 1871
Birth of a daughter
#1
Edith Margaret Owen
yes

Birth of a daughter
#2
Frances ? Owen
yes

Census 1881 (Age 10 years)

Quality of data: questionable evidence
Census 1891 (Age 20 years)

Quality of data: questionable evidence
MarriageElinore ScraggView this family
7 January 1894 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Frederick Paul Owen
21 August 1895 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Stephen Frances Owen
1898 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Ernest Phillip Owen
13 September 1899 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Wilfred James Owen
1906 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Dorothy Owen
1911 (Age 40 years)
Census 3 April 1911 (Age 40 years) Age: 39
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childFrederick Paul OwenGladys J K FleetwoodView this family
1922 (Age 51 years)
Note: BMD Record: Jul - Sep 1922, Owen Frederick P, Liverpool 8b 180
Marriage of a childStephen Frances OwenLilian EvansView this family
1923 (Age 52 years)
Burial of a wifeElinore Scragg
4 February 1931 (Age 60 years)

Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetary
Note: Church of England - Monumental Compartment N Section 13 Grave 8
Death of a wifeElinore Scragg
9 February 1931 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage
Occupation
Soldier
yes

Five medals awarded in the Boer War and WW1

Note:
The National Archives in Kew hold records of Fred's army service and the medals he was awarded. Altogether, he served 20 years in the Army Service Corp. This was in two stints. The first was in South Africa and home. Early in 1913, his term ended and he took a job as a Postman with the Royal Mail. He reenlisted in Oct 1914 and served nearly 5 further years, serving in France and Macedonia. He was demobbed on 11th June 1919, and awarded the daily pension of 20 pence. (old pence - 240 = £1). He was awarded four medals during this time. Photos of his medals can be seen under MEDIA, and copies of his war records also. Quite by chance, the actual medals incribed with his details were offerred for sale by a dealer. I snapped them up and they are now at my home in England.

Event
Electoral Roll
1931 (Age 60 years)

Address: 38 Droop St, Footscray
Death 1936 (Age 65 years)

Burial 5 February 1936 (Age 65 years)

Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetary
Note: Church of England - Monumental Compartment N Section 13 Grave 8
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
sister
Private
Family with Elinore Scragg - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 7 January 1894
19 months
son
3 years
son
20 months
son
7 years
son
6 years
daughter
daughter
daughter

CensusCensus 1881 (...) 83 Boughton, Chester, Cheshire
Quality of data: questionable evidence
CensusCensus 1891 (5th April) 59 Hunter St, St. Ann's, Liverpool
Quality of data: questionable evidence
CensusCensus 1911 (3rd April) 24 Wilton St., Liverpool, Lancs
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial
Church of England - Monumental Compartment N Section 13 Grave 8
Note
We have a list of five medals that were issued to Frederick W.E. Owen from a catelogue of sale items in a Canadian dealer's website. These include the Queens Service Award with two clasps, Cape Colony and SA01. These are for service in the Boer War, 1898 to 1901. The remainder are for service in the WW1. The Corp is the Army Service Corp. I have found out no further information than that, other than to have a medal card shwing details of the WW1 medals, and which show him as a Corporal, then rising to a Sergeant. There is no discharge data, nor when he enlisted. A visit to the National Archives at Kew may be needed. Clearly, he spent time away from home and from his young family, all of whom were born from 1898 to 1911 When (if) he moved to Australia is still not certain.
Note
There is a passenger list of the Jervis Bay leaving London on 26 March 1926 with Frederick Owen, retired of 19 Stafford Street, Liverpool. Whilst all other journeys by his family have shown number 44 Stafford Street as their addresses, this is after they had gone, so it is reasonable that he now lives alone and moved.
Note
Ship Information Ship Name: Jervis Bay Years in service: 1922-1940 Funnels: 1 Masts: 2 Shipping Line: Aberdeen & Commonwealth Ship Description: Built by Vickers, Ltd., Barrow, England. Tonnage: 14,129. Dimensions: 530' x 68' (548' o.l.). Twin-screw, 16 knots. Four steam turbines. Two masts and one funnel. History: Service: London-Australia, via Suez Canal. Passengers: 680. Crew: 160. Sunk by gunfire of German warship in the North Atlantic, November 5, 1940. Sister ships: Esperance Bay, Hobson Bay, Largs Bay and Moreton Bay.
OccupationFive medals awarded in the Boer War and WW1
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Note:
The National Archives in Kew hold records of Fred's army service and the medals he was awarded. Altogether, he served 20 years in the Army Service Corp. This was in two stints. The first was in South Africa and home. Early in 1913, his term ended and he took a job as a Postman with the Royal Mail. He reenlisted in Oct 1914 and served nearly 5 further years, serving in France and Macedonia. He was demobbed on 11th June 1919, and awarded the daily pension of 20 pence. (old pence - 240 = £1). He was awarded four medals during this time. Photos of his medals can be seen under MEDIA, and copies of his war records also. Quite by chance, the actual medals incribed with his details were offerred for sale by a dealer. I snapped them up and they are now at my home in England.
Media objectWar Office record page 8
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Media objectWar Office record page 1
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Media objectThe Queens South Africa medal and 2 bars
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Media object1914-15 Star T2SR-01806 Cpl F.W.E.Owen, A.S.C
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Media objectThe British War Medal
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Media objectThe Victory Medal
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Media objectImperial Service Medal
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Media objectPart of the engraving on the QSA
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