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Charles James Owen

Published portrait of C Owen - This image may be subject to copyright

Published portrait of C Owen - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles James AWMM
  • Surname
    Owen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 64606 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 27 Carlton Gore Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr V. Owen (brother), Waripori Street, Berhampore, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 64606 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    Tawara, Kiribati AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Executed by Japanese whilst a prisoner of war AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Owen and of Ann Elisa Owen (nee Brennan), of Wanganui, Wellington. New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Betio Memorial, Tarawa, Kiribati AWMM
    • Otahuhu Railway Workshops War Memorial, corner of Piki Thompson Way, Otahuhu Auckland 1077 AWMM
    • Tarawa Coastwatchers Memorial AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 271 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      "Tarawa Outrage, Massacre by Japanese", N.Z. Herald, 23 Oct 1944 (copy of article in ACF27569) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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17 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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