Born: 13th January 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 10th January 1917; age 22; KiA – by a trench mortar bomb during an enemy bombardment near Ypres.

Residence: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Occupation: A Bank Clerk – Barclay and Company – Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Enlistment Date: 18th November 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th May 1916


Wounded: Gunshot wound of the face III. Contusion or simple flesh wound – Discharged from hospital 24th September 1916.


Rank: Private; Service Number: B/19968

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, 26th (Service) Battalion – Bankers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


La Clytte Military Cemetery,

West – Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Henry & Mary Ellen Jary, of 64/66, Fore Street, Ipswich.




1901   71, Fore Street, Ipswich.


Owen was 6 years old and living with his parents, siblings & aunt.

George Henry Jary, 36, a Drapery Shopkeeper – own account, born Stiffkey, Norfolk.

Mary Ellen Jary (nee Barrett), 33, born Harleston, Norfolk.

Ethel Mary Jary, 7, born Ipswich.

Ernest Henry Jary, 5 months, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Neal, 63, born Whissonett, Norfolk.

2 domestic servants.


1911   71/73, Fore Street, Ipswich.


Owen was 16 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 46, a Drapery & Boots Dealer – own account.

Mary, 44.

Ethel, 17, assisting in family business.

Ernest, 10.

Ruth Jary, 6, born Ipswich.

1 domestic servant.


Probate to George Henry Jary – father, a draper & outfitter.


Soldiers’ Effects to George H. Jary – father.


Owen is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

Royal Fusiliers, 26th Battalion:


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