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Lieut. Colonel Christopher Charles Lynwood Owen, MVO, OBE

Male 1941 - 2007  (66 years)


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  • Name Christopher Charles Lynwood Owen 
    Title Lieut. Colonel 
    Suffix MVO, OBE 
    Born 14 Mar 1941  Salisbury, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 2007  Pewsey, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age: 66
    Notes 
    • MVO, OBE, Royal Green Jackets. Elder son of Denis Gordon Owen of Rhodesia. Educated at Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo, Rhodesia, and RMA, Sandhurst.

      Studied law on leaving school and in 1961 joined the Federal Army of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Rhodesian African Rifles, 1963. Appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Rhodesia, His Excellency Sir Humphrey Gibbs, 1965. Resigned his commission shortly after Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence and remained at Government House until February 1969 when he went to England. June 1969 commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets. 1974 graduated from the Staff College and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in Nov. 1978. Has served with his regiment and on
      the staff in England, West Germany, Northern Ireland and Cyprus.

      Member of the Victorian Order 1969. Order of the British Empire 1980. He holds the General Service Medal (GSM) (Northern Ireland) and United Nations Peace-keeping Medal (Cyprus).
    Person ID I653  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 

    Father Denis Gordon Owen,   b. 6 Apr 1912, Barbeton, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1971, Bulawayo, (Southern Rhodesia) Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Kathleen Lillian Hammond,   b. 6 Apr 1916, Salisbury, (Southern Rhodesia) Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1999, Beckenham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucia Elizabeth Purvis 
    Children 
     1. Harry Victor Owen Owen
     2. George Christopher Owen Owen
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1941 - Salisbury, Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 May 2007 - Pewsey, Wiltshire Link to Google Earth
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