Edwin Herbert Owen - Private 20056
Edwin Herbert Owen was a private in the Northampton 6th battalion and fought in the 2nd Battle of Arras in Preax. During the War he was wounded three times. He captured 20 Germans one week before Armistice Day.
He was awarded The Distinguished Conduct Medal (a high level award for bravery) for his gallantry in the field, in the face of the enemy.
Edwin Owen married on 3rd April 1948. He lived at 27 Windsor Street, Wolverton. He was a British Legion Standard bearer. He worked at Wolverton Works and was a “Bottom Club” doorman in 50s and 60s. E.H.Owen died in 70s and is buried in Wolverton Cemetery.
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Awarded to 20056 Private E H Owen
6th Battalion Northampton Regiment (L. Edmonton)
For conspicuous gallantry as runner in operations near Preux, on November 4th 1918. When his platoon had been seriously depleted by casualties, and their objectives were still ungained, he, operating by himself, succeeded in capturing twenty prisoners. He has done continuous good work, and has been three times wounded.