2nd Lieutenant Edward Owens D.C.M.

Edward Owens. Biography. Tannay.

These pages contain information about and are dedicated to 2nd Lieutenant Edward Owens D.C.M. Who was killed in action on Thursday, 27th June 1918 and  is buried at TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France Panel Number: Plot 3. Row C. Grave I.

Edward had a distinguished career  with the Cheshire Regiment serving in India and then in Europe during the 1st World War. While serving as Company Sergeant Major at Ypres he received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

The citation read: The citation read "On the 30th June 1915 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the campaign, notably at Ypres on the 16th November 1914, when he brought back under heavy fire from the enemy, only 80 yards away, an abandoned machine gun which had been left in a trench".

2nd Lieutenant Edward Owens D.C.M.

Other Sources

There is a dedication to Edward Owens at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Service Records:

Edward Owens Army Service Records have survived intact and are at the The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Tel: +44 (0) 20 8876 3444

The National Archives

First World War Information

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aimed at the family and military researcher, it is a tribute to the men and women

who fought and won - and to the million who died trying.

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Distinguished Conduct Medal.

One of Great Britain's highest military honours the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Was awarded from 1854 till 1993 as and was considered the highest military award second only to the Victory Cross for distinguished conduct in the field. awarded to enlisted personnel, non-commissioned officers and warrant officers of any nation

The recipients of the medal where entitled to add the letters “D.C.M.” to their name.

Awards of the medal were announced in the  London Gazette, accompanied by a citation.

The regimental or equivalent number, rank, initials, surname and unit of the recipient are impressed in plain block capitals around the rim of the medal.

The Medal is Silver  and the ribbon is crimson with a blue stripe down the centre.

Evidence source:

Information gathered from War Office records and correspondence and family records including Army record books.

Public Records Office Micro Film.

PRO Micro film. 6349 Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 June, 1915

Thanks to Don Owens for his contributions who wrote Edwards biography

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