OWEN, John Ivor Headon

Major General
44RM Commando
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
John Ivor Headon Owen was Captain of 'C' Troop' 44RM Commando in Burma January 1945 [1][1a]. Post war he served in 42 Commando RM in Borneo and he commanded 45 Commando RM in Aden [2]
1 January 1963 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
1968 (Lieutenant Colonel) received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Aden [4].
[1] Commando Association (WW2) newsletter 109 issued Sept. 1999.
[1a] Entry in 44RM Commando War Diary 24 January 1945.
[2] Obituary in the Independent newspaper
[3] London Gazette 42870, page 6.
[4] London Gazette 44508, page 871.

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