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on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Owen Thomas Musselwhite -

Unknown person Name : Owen Thomas Musselwhite

Born 1890, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Son of John Clench Musselwhite and Janet Olive Musselwhite (née Bowyer).

Married, 24 July 1916, Lilian Penfold, at St Catherine's Church, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1891 : John C and Janet O Musselwhite are at 30, Marlborough Row, Portsea, Portsmouth. Their son Owen T Musselwhite is listed aged 4 months. John Musselwhite is a shipwright.

1901 : John and Janet Musselwhite with their family including Owen, are at 6, Shanklin Road, Portsmouth. John Musselwhite is a shipwright; Janet Musselwhite was born in Bembridge.

1911 : Owen Thomas Musselwhite is listed as a "Training College Student" (School Teacher) at St Mark's College, Chelsea, London SW.

  Service Details :

Private 267103 O T Musselwhite, Gloucestershire Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died 27 August 1917 Aged 26.

Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Plot No III. D. 19.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bembridge War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge War Memorial
Sandown Grammar School War Memorial
County War Memorial
(listed as MUSSELWHITE, O I)
  Documents :


Friday, July 28, 1916 Page 5

MARRIAGE. - On Monday the marriage took place at St. Catherine's Parish Church of Private Owen Musselwhite, Gloucester Regt., of Bembridge, and Miss Lilian Penfold, who is well known locally having been employed at St. Catherine's Home for some time. The ceremony was a very pretty one and attracted much interest among the numerous friends of both parties. The bridegroom was formerly assistant at Mr. O.E. Hickson's, chemist, High Street. The Vicar, (Rev. R.W. Colquhoun) officiated. The bride was attired in a dress of white satin merve and wore a handsome veil with orange blossoms. She was attended by the Misses Musselwhite (sisters of the bridegroom) and the Misses Irene and Lily Sanderson, to each of whom the bridegroom presented gold brooches. The bride wore a beautiful gold pendant, the gift of the Sisters of St. Catherine's Home. The wedding breakfast was served at the residence of Mrs. Goumaz, 2, Prospect Cottages, when the newly-married received heartiest congratulations. The bouquets, the gifts of the bridegroom, were supplied by Messrs. Drover and the handsome wedding cake by Mr. Wills. There were a large number of useful presents. A short honeymoon was passed at Bembridge.


Friday, September 21, 1917 Page 1

Pte. Musslewhite, who was assistant at Mr. Hickson's, chemist, for some time, and who was wounded last year, has now been killed in action.

Friday, September 28, 1917 Page 2

Mrs. Musselwhite, of Bembridge, has received news that her husband, Pte. Owen T. Musselwhite, Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action in France on August 27th. His death was announced in these columns last week. He went out in August, 1916, and after being in hospital for 13 weeks in England, returned to France in June. He was an old Sandown boy, and son of Mrs. Love [1] of Bembridge, and a great nephew of Sir William Pearce. He was of a kindly disposition, and his loss will be keenly felt. Much sympathy is felt for the widow. Pte. Musselwhite was assistant at Mr. Hickson's, chemists, Ventnor, for some time.

[1] John Clench Musselwhite died in 1901. Janet Musselwhite (née Bowyer) remarried, in 1902, Evelyn Henry George Love.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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