OWEN, John Ivor Headon

Rank: 
Major General
Unit/Base: 
44RM Commando
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
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].
 
Sources
[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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