Discharge Papers W.E. Owen
These two pages show the front and back of a card issued to William Edward Owen in May 1908 when he left the army after 8 years.
This suggests he lied about his age . If he was 26 years and 3 months old in May 1908 then his birthday would have been in February and the year of birth 1882. In fact his date of birth was 2nd December 1883.
He must have enlisted in May 1900 in Bangor. He has not been found on the 1901 census which took place on the night of 31st March/1st April
He had served in the R.F.A (Royal Field Artillery) as a groom.
The information on the document is as below.
Driver William Edward Owen
Age:26years 3 months
Height:5feet 4?1/2 inches
Hair: Light Brown
Married or single: Single
Date of Discharge or Transfer:17/5/1908
Character and qualification:Very good a good groom
No of G.C badges Two
Intended place of residence:13 Wellington Street Llanerchymedd