Details of the lives of people in the Skelton family tree, from family memories and documents. With links to photos and documents if available.
Hugh Owen 7 October 1921 to 30 April 2005
Adopted into the Owen family
Ashes interred in the churchyard at Lythe, Whitby, Yorkshire. In the grave of James Pedley, with those of Mary Owen his wife (James’ daughter). Row 13 Number 54.
Married Mary Pedley on 7 September 1945 at All Saints’ Church, Huntington, York.
Education and Training
1932-37 Melton Mowbray Modern School
1937-40 No. 1 School Of Technical Training RAF Halton. Ground Engineering, Flight Engineering
1952-55 Bordesley Green Technical Institute. Production Engineering.
1940-46 Royal Air Force. Aero Engine Fitter. Flight Engineer (Air Crew)
1946-49 York Metal Industries. Metal Spinner, tool and product design.
1949-52 Richards & Son Ltd. Design and Development Engineer.
1952-82 Rover Car Co. Ltd. (later BL Austin-Rover Group). Senior Jig & Tool Draughtsman, Senior Layout Engineer, Senior Process Engineer, Production Development Engineer, Principal Analyst – Capital Projects, Supervisor – Facilities Performance & Investigations, Supervisor – Product Sourcing & Technical Services.
RAF Service and Prisoner of War
Joined the RAF in 1940.
Service number 572232
Flight Engineer, Sergeant
Served with Bomber command, 76 Squadron, on Halifax heavy bombers.
Shot down over France in 1942, landed by parachute.
Prisoner of war (Number 892) until 1945 at Stalag Luft III (Lager K).
Survived a forced winter march as the Germans retreated in the final months of the war.
Keen photographer and member of the Shirley Photographic Society
Mary Owen nee Pedley 1926 to 25 April 2003
Daughter of James Pedley and Jessie nee Collier
Ashes interred in the churchyard at Lythe, Whitby, Yorkshire. In the grave of James Pedley. Row 13 Number 54.
Married Hugh Owen on 7 September 1945 at All Saints’ Church, Huntington, York.
See also photos from Mary's collection.