OWEN, John Ivor Headon

Major General
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Captain John Owen served with 44RM Commando during operations in the Far East [1]. Post war he served with 42 Commando RM in Borneo and commanded 45 Commando RM in Aden [2]
  • 1st 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.
[2] Obituary in the Independent newspaper
[3] London Gazette Supp. 42870, page 6.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 44508, page 871.

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