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Person Details

HATCH, Owen William

Memorials

Name: Cookham School Lane, Cookham
NIWM Ref: 7925
RBWM Ref: WM151

Person Details

Place of birth: Cookham Dean
Gender: Male
Date of death: 14/10/1917
Place of death: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, Ypres, Belgium
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 36
CWGC Ref: 2936141
TWGPP Ref: 3899890
Address: Bothay House Wexham Park
Address: Teynham View Graham Road Cookham Rise

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 106th Coy, Labour Corps
Rank: Private
Service Number: 63120
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33146

Relatives

Father Thomas HATCH
Mother Harriet HATCH
Wife Ellen HATCH
Daughter Nellie HATCH
Brother Thomas HATCH (BORN 1862)
Brother George HATCH (BORN 1865)
Brother Charles HATCH (BORN 1869)
Sister Emma Sarah HATCH (BORN 1871)
Brother Harry HATCH (BORN 1877)
Sister Ada Jane HATCH (BORN 1879)

Additional information

Owen enlisted in Guildford and served with the 39th Royal Fusiliers before being reassigned as a Private with the 106th Company Labour Corps. He was killed on 14th October 1917 by enemy aircraft fire in France, during the third battle of Ypres and the second battle of Passchendaele. The cemetery, Duhallow ADS, where he is buried, is close to the centre of Ypres.
The parents of Owen Hatch were called Thomas and Harriet who married and had a large family and in 1881 lived in Cookham Dean. Owen was born between the April and June of that year, and was the sixth and last child - the eldest sibling, Thomas was 19. He was baptised in 1881. By 1891 the family were living in Cookham Rise somewhere near the station in Lower Road. In 1905 Owen had married Ellen and in 1911, their first child, Nellie, was born. By the age of 20 Owen was a servant in the house of John and Mary Fleming in Bothay House, Wexham Park and the 1911 census gives him as a domestic gardener, like his elder brother Harry (a "garden boy" in the 1891 census.) Thomas Hatch their father was a general labourer. Owen and Ellen made their married home at Teynham View, Graham Road in Cookham Rise and then sometime before his death in 1917, his home changes to Compton in Surrey.

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