Owen Patrick Flynn Royal Marines

Discussion in 'Commandos & Royal Marines' started by Atnomis, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Atnomis

    Atnomis Junior Member


    My Partner's extended family lost Owen Patrick Flynn last month. He never spoke about his time in WW2. These pictures have been handed to the family. I've been asked to see what I can find about him. He was Born in 1923. Lived in Liverpool. The picture in Tropical dress says Aged 19 Ismalia Egypt.

    Any details any information would be great. His medal ribbons look like 1939-45 with a couple of stars. I believe he was in Sicily as well as North Africa. Any Idea on other medals?







  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Would this be the same man:


    Reference: BT 395/1/32092
    Medal listing of Flynn, Patrick
    Discharge number:R235081
    Date of Birth: 24 January 1923
    Date: [1946-2002]
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew

    Name: Patrick Flynn
    Birth Date: 24 Jan 1923
    Date of Registration: Oct 1995
    Age at Death: 72
    Registration district: Preston and South Ribble
    Inferred County: Lancashire
    Register Number: A37C
    District and Subdistrict: 5881A
    Entry Number: 82

  3. Atnomis

    Atnomis Junior Member


    Age at Death: 72. Not him we only buried him last month
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    As I only had his DoB to go on:

    Name: Owen P Flynn
    Mother's Maiden Surname: McGuigan
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1923
    Registration district: Liverpool
    Inferred County: Lancashire
    Volume Number: 8b
    Page Number: 38

  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  6. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Looks like he served in a RM Commando unit at some stage. The last two photos seem to show the straight titles and “dagger” formation sign being worn.

    The “dagger” formation sign did not come into use until December 1945.

    Pity it is not a side on shot as they sometimes wore a badge showing the number of the unit above the Royal Marines title.



  7. Atnomis

    Atnomis Junior Member

    Believed to be Owen in Kowloon 1946. RM 44 Commando B troop.
    Front Row 7th from the left. Pretty much in the middle on the front row.

  8. Atnomis

    Atnomis Junior Member

    Seems to be him
  9. Atnomis

    Atnomis Junior Member

    Birthday 10th July 1923

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