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World War One - Roll of Honour


Owen Theodore Janes



5 March 1891 Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Service No.



Machine Gun Corps
Tank Corps

Military Notes:

Enlisted at Canterbury 9 May 1916 25 yrs 65 days
Height 5ft 8½ inches tall 135 lbs
Not married.
Next of Kin: Albert Janes (father)
Transferred by S.E. Kent Railway from Canterbury to Bisley to join the MM gun corps at Bisley.
28Apr 1917 wounded in action & remains on duty
7 Jun 1917 to rest camp
14 Jun 1917 rejoined from rest camp
28 Jun 1917 Mentioned in Despatch of Sir A.J. Murray and entry appeared in the London gazette 12 Jan 1918. (Was sent Oakleaf emblem to be worn on Victory Medal Riband in 1920)
(see below)
10 Aug 1917 ill with tonsillitis
14 Aug 1917 Hospital Ship Deral discharged
18 Aug 1917 transferred by field ambulance to hospital
20 Aug 1917 ill with dysentery
29 Aug 1917 admitted Nas general hospital with dysentery
27 Sep 1917 transferred to Tank Corps
12 Oct 1917 proceeded to rejoin unit
13 Oct 1917 joined tank corps from base depot
18 Feb 1918 earned the DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
4 Jul 1918 embarked for UK on HT Caledonia out of Alexandria, Egypt
18 Jul 1918 posted to Tank Corps depot Wareham
19 Jul 1918 transferred to Reserve Unit Wareham
9 Sep 1918 posted to 18th Battery at Bovington camp Wareham from reserve unit
2 Oct 1918 Embarked Southhampton
3 Oct 1918 Disembarked Le Havre, France
11 Dec 1918 classed and appointed 1st class .......(unreadable)
22 Jan 1919 - 18th Battalion Tank corps : Cpl. Owen Janes of Little Coomb Farm, Hastingleigh signed statement is not disabled due to war service.
30 Jan 1919 posted to UK for demob
2 Mar 1919 demobbed at Wimbledon

Corporal Owen Janes 302079 18th Battalion Tank Corps
Post War Next of Kin: A Janes, 67 Apsley End, Hemel Hempsted, Herts

Awarded Military Medal, Victory medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal LG 18.2.18

Family Notes:

Son  of Albert Janes and
Eliza Soper Janes (nee Franklin m.1877  - her father Thomas was a Chelsea Pensioner) Eliza died 1895. Albert married a second time.
Brother of Vincent Janes, Christiana Janes, Archibald Janes, Ruby Janes, Maria Janes, Dorothy Janes
and Hilda May Janes
Father of Joyce Mary Janes b.1921
1891 address: High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
1901 address: ..unable to locate..
1911 address: Little Coombe, Hastingleigh, Kent

Civilian Occupation:

1911 his parents and siblings are at Little Coombe Farm, Hastingleigh, and he is registered there after WW1.

1916 Farmer


1920 Norah Graham,


1970 Bridge Reg. district

Is listed on the WW1 Honour Roll in Hastingleigh Church






 Army Medal Index Cards for Owen Janes.


 Owen Janes: clips from London Gazette