Two PDFs here, one short to provide the bare bones and one long to provide sources, photos, conjecture, character assassination and witless assumptions.
If you share his blood, as I do, please feel free to use this data, but remember these two golden rules:-
- Assume that I’m an idiot; that I have everything wrong and that you need to verify the facts.
- If you publish elsewhere, include the sources.
The photo is Joe on a train in Canada.
Potted history. Owen born and in 1850s signed up to the British Army. Deserted. Recaptured. Deserted. Recaptured and branded (!). Sent to Crimea. Lost thumb. Married in Ireland. Came to Lancashire and Liverpool. No idea what happened to wife and much of family. Still have relatives in Liverpool including a famous boxer.