Driver Owen Morgan

21 Sep 1944

Owen Morgan was the son of Llewelyn and Gladys Morgan, of Brynamman, Carmarthenshire. He enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corps, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Driver Morgan successfully completed Air Despatcher training and was posted to 223 Air Despatch Company, Royal Army Service Corps, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Dvr Morgan was killed in action on 21 September 1944, aged 20, when Dakota KG-346, base Down Ampney, was damaged by Flak, but the pilot managed to return home, and made an unsuccessful landing attempt. The plane crashed in Dengie Flats, near Bradwell, off the coast of Essex, and Owen’s body washed ashore at Clacton on sea four weeks after the crash, but he was classed as missing in action until 1999. Then his grave was discovered in Wales, where he was buried on 21 October 1944 at Lower Brynamman (Ebenezer) Independent Burial Ground.

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