Owen Meenan was the son of Bernard and Annie Meenan. In 1939 he married Frances Olive Dawson at Melton Mowbray. Together they had one son, Bernard Owen Meenan, born in 1941 in Melton Mowbray. In February 1942, Private Owen Meenan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment in Singapore. Private Owen Meenan died during the defence of Singapore at the Battle of Kampar on 12th February 1942.
Singapore Memorial stands in Kranji War Cemetery. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is located just to the West of the Singapore-Johore road (Bukit Timah Expressway) on Woodlands Road, just to the south of the crossroads with Turf Club Avenue and Kranji Road. There is a short approach road from the main road. The Cemetery is known locally as Kranji Memorial, and one must be sure of the address before boarding a taxi as many taxi drivers do not know the Cemetery. There are also bus stops on the main road facing the Cemetery. The Kranji MRT (train) terminal is a short distance from the Cemetery, approximately 10 to 15 minutes away by foot. A previous visitor has advised us that a small map of the route can be obtained from the MRT ticket office.