Second Lieutenant Owen Cruess Callaghan
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Killed In Action: Yes
Date Killed: Saturday, August 26, 1916
Age at Death: 18
Panel Reference: Unknown
Second Lieutenant Owen Cruess Callaghan, Royal Flying Corps, who was reported missing on August 26th, 1916, is now stated to have been shot down and killed on that date. Lieutenant Callaghan, who was 18 years of age, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Callaghan, of Ferndene, Blackrock, County Dublin. He was educated at Stoneyhurst and Belvedere Colleges. Later he entered Trinity College, Dublin, but almost immediately afterwards joined the Royal Flying Corps. He flew out to the Western front in his single seater on the day before he was killed, and had a fierce aerial combat with two enemy machines, one of which he brought down and injured the other.
Date of Publication: 
Friday, June 29, 1917