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7903698   Private Owen Meenan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 12/02/1942 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Owen Meenan was the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. In 1939 he married Frances Olive Dawson at Melton Mowbray. Together they had one son, Bernard Owen Meenan, born in 1941 in Melton Mowbray. In February 1942, Private Owen Meenan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in Singapore. Private Owen Meenan died during the defence of Singapore at the Battle of Kampar on 12th February 1942.
Further Information
Owen Meenan was the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. He was born in 1906 in County Tyrone. No confirmation of this can be found in GRONI or the Census.
In 1939 he married Frances Olive Dawson at Melton Mowbray. Together they had one son, Bernard Owen Meenan, born in 1941 in Melton Mowbray.
In February 1942, Private Owen Meenan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in Singapore.
Private Owen Meenan died during the defence of Singapore at the Battle of Kampar on 12th February 1942.
Private Owen Meenan has no known grave and is commemorated on Column 66 of the Singapore Memorial, which stands in Kranji War Cemetery.
Private Owen Meenan is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
Private Owen Meenan is also commemorated on the World War Two Memorial at Egerton Lodge in Melton Mowbray.
The CWGC record Private Owen Meenan as the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. He is also listed as the husband of Frances Olive Meenan of Droylsden, Lancashire
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Clogher Clogher Listed on Clogher War Memorial 54.412262 -7.169702
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1 1st Batt - Leicestershire Regiment Died during Battle of Kampar at Singapore
2 Leicestershire War Memorials Project Listed on memorial at Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray
3 Leicestershire War Memorials Project Details of Private Owen Meenan
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