Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 4.
He enlisted in Tottenham, Middx, and was formerly Private 32715 Suffolk Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was missing presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Owen’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Richard and the late Emma (nee ALGAR) BATE; husband of Lilian A DRACKLEY (formerly BATE, nee HOLDER).
His parents married 1862 in the Liskeard, Cornwall, district. Emma died 1915 aged 74; Richard died 1918 aged 84; both in the Liskeard district. Emma was buried 5 March; Richard 26 March; both at Lanreath Parish Church, Cornwall.
Owen was born 1881 in Lanreath, and married 1911 in the Holborn, London, district; they had two children. Lilian remarried 1920 in the Watford district to Thomas G DRACKLEY.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 9 he lived in Lanreath, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a draper’s assistant aged 19, he still lived in Lanreath, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of deathon or since 21/03/1918
Age at death36
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)