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Lieutenant T H Owen


Harrogate Herald - 20th January 1915

Lieutenant T H Owen, nephew of the Vicar of Christchurch, Harrogate (the Rev D S Guy), has been killed in action. Major Reddie, of the 1st South Wales Borderers, to which Lieutenant Owen was attached, says the deceased officer was leading his men into the trenches, and was shot in the head when only three or four yards off them. He was slightly wounded in the neck a short time before, but gallantly led his men on. A brother subaltern, conveying the news to Lieutenant Owen's parents, says :"He was rounding up his men when he got a bullet right through his forehead. The advance your son died in will never be forgotten. He could not have died more nobly. The way he led his men was splendid".


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