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COWLEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The memorial takes the form of a lychgate and a metal plaque within St Laurence's Church, Cowley. There are 32 names listed for those who died split between those within the parish (20) and those connected to the parish (12). The names have been sorted into alphabetical order within each group for ease of reading and research.

Photographs Copyight © Helena Plowright 2014

THE LYCHGATE AND THIS
TABLET ARE ERECTED IN
HONOURED MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
GOD, KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919

BARNET

William

[Spelt BARNETT on CWGC & SDGW] Private G/2183, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 25 March 1915. Aged 38. Born and enlisted Uxbridge, Middlesex. Son of William and Margaret Barnett, of Hillingdon Heath, Uxbridge; husband of Fanny Barnett, of 2, The Clamas, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx. Buried in LE TOUQUET-PARIS PLAGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

BELCHER

William [Joseph]

Corporal 9382, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2 October 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted Hounslow. Husband of Florence May Belcher, of 3, Virginia Cottages, Heath Rd., Hillingdon Heath, Middx. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 2.

BRISTOW

Edward [George]

Private G/18812, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1916. Aged 37. Enlisted Hounslow, resident Cowley, Middlesex. Son of Thomas William Bristow, of 3, The Clamas, Cowley, Middx. Formerly 6414, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 C.

CLARKE

John

Corporal G/6152, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 14 May 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Cowley, enlisted Uxbridge. Son of John and Emily Clarke, of High Street, Cowley, Middlesex. Buried in CINQ RUES BRITISH CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 9.

CLARKE

Thomas

Private 35100, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 April 1917. Born Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames. Formerly 6541, Durham Light Infantry. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 18.

EVANS

Edward [Frank]

Sick Berth Attendant 1st Class M/4751, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 15 October 1914. Aged 23. Born Uxbridge 27 April 1892. Son of Edward and Emma Evans, of 2, Clisby Cottage, Cowley, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, page 126:

EVANS, EDWARD FRANK, S.B.A., M. 4751, H.M.S. Hawke, s. of Edward Evans, of 2,Clisby Cottages, Iver Lane, Cowley, co. Middlesex; lost when that ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 15 Oct. 1914.

FIELD

George [Stanley]

Corporal T.F./724, 1/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26 April 1915. Aged 25. Born Wickham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Uxbridge, resident Cowley, Middlesex. Son of William Thomas and Elizabeth Field, of Red Cottage, Cowley, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

HUZZEY

[Stephen] John

Private 37837, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1918. Aged 32. Born Ash, Hampstead, enlisted Uxbridge, resident Cowley. Husband of Emmeline Mary Huzzey, of I, Myrtle Terrace, Nep Taun, Henfield, Sussex. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme,. France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.

LATHAM

Olive [Rebecca]

Birth registered in the Uxbridge Registration District, Middlesex, July to September Quarter 1898. Baptism register gives her birth date as 2 August 1898 and her baptism 11 September 1898 in Cowley Parish Church. In the 1901 census she was aged 2, born Cowley, Middlesex, resident with her parents, Richard and Amelia as well as her sisters Emily and Alice, in Cowley, Middlesex. Death recorded in the Uxbridge Registration District, Middlesex, July to September Quarter 1916. Aged 18. Burial register for Cowley states she was buried 5 September 1916, aged 18.

POPE

Charles

Private 6059, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 25 April 1917. Born Cowley, enlisted Uxbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

SIBLEY

William [George]

Private 9158, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted Reading. Son of William George and Margaret Amelia Sibley, of 1, Rose Cottages, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx. Awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal (1911). No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 30.

SNOW

John

Private T.F./1686, "D" Company, 1/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 26 April 1915. Aged 18. Born Caversham, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Uxbridge, resident Cowley, Middlesex. Son of David Everett Snow and Sarah Ann Snow, of 3, Virginia Cottages, Heath Rd., Hillingdon Heath, Uxbridge, Middx.; brother of William (below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49 and 51.

SNOW

William [David]

Private 7948, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 September 1914. Aged 27. Born Dunsden, Oxon, enlisted Reading, resident Cowley, Middlesex. Son of David Everitt Snow and Sarah Ann Snow, of 3, Virginia Cottages, Heath Rd., Hillingdon Heath, Middx.; brother of John (above). No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

STONE

Edward

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

William [Charles]

Private 235101, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Uxbridge. Son of Charles Henry Taylor, of 6, Bird's Row, Cowley, Middx., and the late Ann Rosa Taylor.Formerly R/217, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 to 19.

WELLS

Leonard [John]

Private T.F./204016, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 17 May 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Hounslow, Middlesex, resident Cowley. Son of Mr. J. W. Wells, of Moorfield Rd., Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

WHATLEY

Harry [William]

Private 14072, 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 17 August 1915. Aged 18. Born Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted Oxbridge (sic - should be Uxbridge), Middlesex. Son of George and Emily Whatley, of 2, Anchor Cottages, High St., Cowley, Middx. Formerly 15948, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 190 to 196.

WOODMAN

Walter

Private 21599, 1st Garrison Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died in India 22 April 1918. Born Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted Uxbridge. Formerly 7656, Middlesex Regiment. Buried in Karachi Cemetery, Pakistan. Plot A/E/ Row A. Grave 4. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 1.

WOOLDRIDGE

Bertrand [Cyril]

[SDGW lists him as Bertram] Private 6034, 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 15 July 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Cowley, enlisted Uxbridge. Son of Josiah Charles and Helen Wooldridge, of 2, Station Rd., Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 20.

WOOLFORD

Thomas [John]

Able Seaman (Leading Boatman C.G.) 155146, H.M.S. Clan McNaughton, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 3 February 1915. Born 24 January 1874 in Kensington, London. Husband of Eliza Woolford, of The Lodge, Cowley Hall, Cowley, Uxbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 10.

WE DESIRE TO COMMEMORATE THE FOLLOWING
CONNECTED WITH THE PARISH

BATEMAN

Frederick

No further information currently available

BROWN

John

No further information currently available

DURRANT

William

probably William Harold DURRANT, Serjeant T.F./203463, 1/8th (territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted and resident Uxbridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 113 to 115.

EVANS

Laurence

No further information currently available

EVANS

Stanley

No further information currently available

FINCH

Robert [Charles]

Private 50006, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, Killed in action 6 September 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Uxbridge, Husband of A. Finch, of 2, Rose Cottage, Cowley, Middx. Formerly 30404, Essex Regiment. Buried in HARGICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 23.

HARTLEY

Benjamin

No further information currently available

JAMES

Joseph

No further information currently available

PARKER

Arthur

No further information currently available

PEARCE

George

Private L/5975, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 8 November 1914. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Uxbridge, Middlesex. Husband of Mrs. Pearce, of 2, Rose Cottages, Cowley, Middx. Buried in RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 46.

TAYLOR

George [Henry Stevens]

Private 45779, 7th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 22 November 1918. Aged 37. Son of the late Mr.and Mrs. John Taylor; husband of Ada Taylor, of 1, Bentley Villas, Cowley Mill Rd., Uxbridge, Middx. Buried in BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, Lebanese Republic. Grave 170.

TRY

[Charles] Augustus

Lance Corporal G/43859, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 26. Born Cowley, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Yiewsley, Middlesex. Son of the late George Stone Try and Annie Try. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

LORD ALL PITYING JESU BLEST
GRANT THEM THINE ETERNAL REST

Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War (CD), WW1 Naval Casualties Transcription, London Metropolitan Registers

Last updated 5 April, 2014

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