Pvt. Beden Owen was born January 15, 1896, in Navarro County. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Meigh Owen of Corsicana, at which place he was educated. He first began his military career as a member of Troop F, Texas Cavalry, but was transferred August 5, 1917, to Camp Bowie, where he trained with Battery D, 132nd Field Artillery, 36th Division. On July 15, 1918, he sailed for France. He received his
discharge in April, 1919.
History of Texas World War Heroes
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX