Corporal Owen Withers


© Royston Williamson 2015
© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Jim Edwards for this research.

Owen Withers (b late 1893) was the youngest son of Edward (a self-employed organist) and Charlotte Maria Withers of 6 Vincents Road, Dorking. He attended the High School. Owen first went to France in March 1915. He was severely wounded at St Julien the following month.

Owen Withers Missing Notice 7th October 1916 © Surrey Advertiser
Owen Withers Death Notice 30th December 1916 © Dorking Advertiser

He was initially reported missing and then confirmed to have been killed on 9th September 1916. He was a corporal (2454) in the 1st/12th Battalion County of London Regiment (The Rangers). He has a special memorial (shared with Gilbert Smithers) in St Martin’s church. He is also commemorated on the St Paul’s Church memorial.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Edward and Charlotte Maria Withers of 6 Vincent Road, Dorking
Regiment 1/12 Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers)
Number 2454
Date of Death 9th September 1916
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Age 22
Memorial Thiepval Memorial

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