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|Subject: OWEN , Sir John Fletcher Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:29 pm|| |
OWEN , Sir John Fletcher (1839-1924). Soldier,
b. 9 Apr. 1839 son of Rev. John O.; d. Henley-on-
Thames, Eng., 10 June 1924; unm.
Cmmnd Roy. Arty 1857: active serv. Zulu War 1879,
MID: commandant SA 1885-88, then coast defences
Isle of Wight, Qld June 1891-June 1894, then Malta:
rtd as gen. 1906.
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|Subject: OWEN , Sir John Fletcher Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:59 am|| |
This may be your man ? ; Royal Artillery 7th Brigade , Number 10 Battery ( Gatling Field Battery ) , Major Owen , J.F. Clasp 1879 , there is a well known picture of him , which is on here , and in nearly every book on the AZW !. Assuming he's the same man , which , it seems , is very likely ! .
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|Subject: Re: OWEN , Sir John Fletcher Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:10 pm|| |
Colonel J. P. Owen served with Wood's Column in the Zulu war of 1879 in command of a Mounted Gatling Battery, and was present in the engagement at Uluudi (mentioned iu despatches, Brevet of Lt.Colonel, Medal with Clasp).
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