A Seaforth Highlanders M.M. at Arras-Scarpe
A Great War M.M. awarded to Private R. G. Owen, 72nd (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was wounded in September 1918 - Military Medal, G.V.R. (1015128 Pte. R. G. Owen, 72/Can. Inf.), correction to service number, edge bruise, very fine. Footnote: M.M. London Gazette 13 March 1919 - Richard Garbutt Owen was born in Vancouver on 8 March 1899. A Student by occupation, he attested for the 231st (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Battalion at Vancouver in March 1916 and therefore was underage. Subsequently transferred to the 72nd (Seaforth Highlanders) Battalion he was wounded on 27 September 1918, during the Arras-Scarpe operations, taking shrapnel to the left arm with a compound fracture to the left humerus. For his services during the same operations he was awarded the M.M. Owen was discharged at Vancouver in February 1919 and died on 6 June 1953; sold copied service papers and other research.