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    Default John OWEN b c1853 Berks - Military

    This man joined the Army as George MARTIN, so is "mis-filed" in WO 363 (WW1 Service Records). Unfortunately, there is no family information ...

    John OWEN joined the Regiment of Foot (no. 1671) in November 1870, declaring age 17y 2m, born Burghfield, Berkshire. He was transferred to the Commissariat & Transport (ASC), Regt. No. 3291 and served until discharge 1877.

    Address on discharge: Crowthorne, nr Wokingham, Berkshire

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 153341-153348

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    He's a bit long in the tooth for a WW1 record, isn't he?
    I can't find a John Owen or George Martin in Crowthorne or in Wokingham in the 1881 census.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Robertson View Post
    He's a bit long in the tooth for a WW1 record, isn't he?
    I can't find a John Owen or George Martin in Crowthorne or in Wokingham in the 1881 census.
    "WW1 Service Records" is Ancestry's name for the collection - the official title is WO 363. I've quoted it because if someone's trying to find the record I've highlighted, that's where they need to go. (And I think the page numbers will refer only to Ancestry's version.)

    There are many records in there for men who never served in WW1 - several even died long before 1914.

    Thanks for looking Lesley - I, too, came up with a blank.

    Jane

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    A possibility?
    1881
    John Owen 28 b Burghfield, Berks. Railway signalman
    Fanny Owen 31 b Merston, Sussex
    Charles 3 b Woolwich (mmn Hutchings)
    Ellen E 1 b Stratford. Living Manby Street, West Ham.
    RG11/1729/61 page 66

    John Owen/ Fanny Hutchings. Sep 1876 Greenwich

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    Another possibility?
    1901
    John Owen 48 b Burghfield. Yard Foreman
    Sarah A Owen 45 b U Blyford, Suffolk
    Herbert J Owen 14 b Leyton (mmn Green)
    Living Cann Hill, Essex

    John Owen/Sarah Ann Green. Jun 1885 West Ham

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    From Free Reg.
    Marriage. 2 Sep 1876. St Alphege, Greenwich.
    John Owen/ Fanny Hutchings. John Owen - soldier. Son of Charles Owen

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    1891
    John Owen 37 b Berkshire. Railway Inspector
    Sarah A Owen 35 b Suffolk
    Charles Owen 13 b Kent
    Florence Owen 8 b Essex
    Herbert J Owen 4 b Essex
    John Green F-I-L 70 B Suffolk
    Ann Green M-I-L 68 b Blyford, Suffolk
    Living Brierley Road, Leyton.
    RG12/1348/140. page 20

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