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Charles Leonard Ovens

Charles Leonard Ovens

Date of Birth

11 June 1890


Borough Road College


Teacher at Yardley Road Comprehensive School, Birmingham

Service number


WW1 rank

Lance Corporal

Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

Theatre of war


Date of death

25 September 1915


Loos Memorial, France (Grave/Memorial reference: Panel 83 to 85)


Lance Corporal Charles Leonard Ovens was the son of Charles Leonard and Elizabeth Ann Ovens. He attended Borough Road College for two years, competing for the college in rugby and rowing, even representing the college at an intercollege varsity in 1910. He enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry on 1 September 1914. Lance Corporal Ovens died aged 25 on the 25 September 1915.


Entry on p.86 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Borough Road College 1907 applications, BFSS/2/9/16/4, BFSS/2/9/14/5 [BRCRU005], Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), 1911 Annual Report