Biography

Birth date: 07 January 1862
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Wollongong
Death date: 05 April 1927
Death place: United Kingdom: England, Devon
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Sudan, 1885
Units:
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • New South Wales Contingent - Sudan

Rolls and Awards

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: New South Wales Contingent - Sudan
  • Conflict: Sudan, 1885

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 20 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Private Record

Photograph

C01791

The lines of the 3rd Battalion at the camp 10 miles from Cairo. In the centre is the tent of Colonel Robert Haylock Owen, the Commanding Officer. Note the proximity of the pyramids in the background.

C01791

C01792

Troops and officers crowd the decks of the transport SS Derfflinger on the evening before the landing at Anzac Cove. Standing at the top of the gangway leading down to the well deck, with papers in his hands, is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Haylock Owen, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion, who...

C01792

P02648.031

Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. c May 1915. A view from Quinn's Post, overlooking Pope's Hill and Shrapnel Valley. Standing are Colonel R. H. Owen, 3rd Battalion (left) and Major D. M. King (right). There are other unidentified men seated to the left. This is one half of a stereo image. The full image...

P02648.031

P02649.017

Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. c May 1915. Colonel R. H. Owen, Commander of the 3rd Battalion, sitting outside his shelter near Wire Gully. This is one half of a stereo image. The full image is held at P02649.001. (Donor J. L. Tedder)

P02649.017

P02706.001

"New South Wales Contingent. Soudan Campaign. 1885". A photograph montage of portraits of some of the soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers arranged in the form of an oval wreath surround portrait photographs of twenty five of the contingent's officers. The officers, from left to right, top row:...

P02706.001

P08567.002

Group portrait of officers of the 3rd Battalion. Back row, left to right: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Cedric Errol Meyer Brodziak (later awarded DSO; killed in action 31 August 1918); Lieutenant (Lt) Ronald Burns (killed in action 25 April 1915); 2nd Lt William Christian Beeken (killed in action 6...

P08567.002

100976

'New South Wales Contingent. Soudan Campaign. 1885'. A photograph montage of 360 portraits of some of the soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers arranged in the form of an oval wreath surround portrait photographs of twenty five of the contingent's officers. The officers, from left to right, top...

100976

P07997.005

Group portrait of officers of the 3rd Battalion. Back row, left to right: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Cedric Errol Meyer Brodziak (later awarded DSO; killed in action 31 August 1918); Lieutenant (Lt) Ronald Burns (killed in action 25 April 1915); 2nd Lt William Christian Beeken (killed in action 6...

P07997.005

A02797

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Haylock Owen GCMG, who was the first Commanding Officer (CO) of the 3rd Battalion.

A02797

Timeline

Date of birth 1862-01-07
Date of enlistment 1885-02-24
Date of embarkation 1885-03-03
Date of return 1885-06-23
Date promoted 1914-08-20 Appointed to Lieutenant Colonel.
Other 1914-08-20 - 1915-05-15 Commanding Officer of 3 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-20
Other 1915-05-15 - 1915-05-20 Temporary Commanding Officer of the 1st Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1915-05-20 Rejoined 3 Battalion.
Date returned to Australia 1915-10-08
Other 1916-05-04 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1927-04-05