Owers, Frank

BORN HULL 1898. SON OF OWEN OWERS & ANN ELIZABETH CURTIS. EDUCATED AT THE DAY STREET SCHOOL. JOINED THE 4TH EYR, ON 02/11/1914. TRANSFERRED TO THE MACHINE GUN CORPS, IN MARCH 1916. WENT TO FRANCE IN JULY 1916. WAS KILLED AT ARRAS, ON 05/04/1918, AGED 20.BURIED IN BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, SOUTH WEST OF ARRAS. HE WAS UNMARRIED. HIS COMMANDING OFFICER, WROTE, “HE HAD SERVED LONG AND WELL, PROVING HIMSELF A GOOD COMRADE AND BRAVE SOLDIER.”
HIS DEATH WAS RECORDED IN THE DE RUVIGNY ROLL OF HONOUR, VOLUME 4, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *

HE IS BURIED AT BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “FROM THE CROSS TO THE CROWN”.

NB: DRIVER. JOHN JOSEPH OWERS – 6 CRYSTAL TERRACE, SUTTON STREET.


First name:
FRANK
Military Number:
31933
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
05/04/1918
Place died:
BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE
Age:
20
1 WILBERFORCE TERRACE, CAMPBELL STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK