Rank or Title
Date of Death
24 Aug 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Owen Brownlow Dale, 764687, London Regiment (Artists' Rifles), was killed in action by a fragment of shell in France on August 24th, 1917. His father, Pte Owen Clifford Dale, 2494, London Regiment, had also been killed in action, on the Somme in 1916.
Owen Brownlow Dale's mother Annie lived at Brooklands, New Bedford Road, Luton, although the family was originally from Woolwich in London, where the 19-year-old soldier was born.
He was educated at Herne Bay College in Kent and enlisted in the Artists' Rifles in February 1917 at the age of 18. He had been in the trenches for only five weeks when he met his death.
Owen Dale's enlistment papers described him as a clerk in the War Office in London. On 1914-15 electoral rolls his mother is listed as licensee of the Queen's Head Hotel in Chapel Street, Luton.