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VC29   James Owens

BORN  1827

DIED   20 August 1901  AGE   74

VC Won  30 October 1854  AGE 27

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   James Owens   No.             

VC Issue No.   29   Awards   VC   

Regiment   49th Regiment

Later   Royal Berkshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Killann, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Place Of Death   Romford, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Lorne Road Cemetery, Lorne Road, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section E, Grave 146

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Lorne Road Cemetery, Lorne Road, Warley, Brentwood, Essex

By The Way…

In later years he was a Yeoman Warder at The Tower of London

VC Held By

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Museum, The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England



VC 28 VC 30

James Owens greatly distinguished himself in a personal encounter with the Russians, and greatly assisted Major Connolly of the Coldstream Guards.

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