World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Philip Windibank 2020
There is a stone tablet located on the south wall of the nave at St
Mary’s Church, Cowley. It has a wreath at the top, centre, with
the inscription below in gold lettering commemorating eight men from
the parish who perished giving their name, rank and unit.
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THE GLORY OF GOD,” AND IN MEMORY OF THE HEROES
OF THIS PARISH, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT
EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919
“FOR KING, COUNTRY AND CIVILISATION”
KING AND COUNTRY
21121. 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 13th October
1915, aged 21. Son of Arthur H and Annie M Fisher, of Cowley. Commemorated
at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.
54390. 1st/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 11th October
1917. No known grave. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial. West Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 42 to 47.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (E.E.F). Twice mentioned in Despatches.
Died 5th July 1918, aged 30. No known grave. Son of Sir James and
Lady Horlick, of Cowley Manor, Cowley. Buried at Alexandria (Hadra)
War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Plot B. 67.
1949. 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of influenza,
24th January 1915, aged 23. Son of James and Elizabeth Leach, of
Cowley. Buried at St Mary’s Churchyard, Cowley. North East of Church.
Lieutenant. 45th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Gloucestershire
Regiment. Died 27th October 1917, aged 18. Born in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Son of the Reverend Egbert Ivor Allen Phillips and Ethel Mary D
Phillips, of 11 Pembroke Vale, Clifton, Bristol. Commemorated at
Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
240322. 1st/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 21st July
1916. No known grave. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme,
France. Pier and face 5A and 5B.
21483. 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 11th October 1917.
No known grave. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 9.
28252. 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 6th December
1916. Buried at Rue-Des-Berceaux Cemetery, Richebourg-La’avoue,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. F. 14.
13 September, 2022