De Ruvigny Philip Owen

Report on the death of Philip Charles Owen in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919

“OWEN, PHILIP CHARLES, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry), s. of the Rev. Loftus Meade Owen, Rector of Stockton, Shifnal, co. Salop, 1 May, 1897; educ. Millmead, Shrewsbury, and St. Edward’s School, Oxford; was employed in the offices of the Eastern Telegraph Company, Electra House, London, E.C.; joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. 5 Aug. 1914, the day after war was declared; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Battn. The King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry) 5 Oct. 1914, and promoted Lieut.; trained with the 5th Battn., with which he went to France 20 May, 1915, and was killed in action at Bellewaarde Farm, 25 Sept. following, during an attack on the German trenches. The Commanding Officer of the 5th Battn. Lieut-Col. C.C. Barrett wrote:

“Lieut. P.C. Owen was killed on 25 Sept. while gallantly leading his platoon in an attack on the German trenches. I beg to assure you of the sympathy of all ranks of this battalion, who deplore the loss of a brave and efficient officer and a popular man.””

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914 – 1918

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