Allen Cowgill (c.1893-1916)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COWGILL, ALLEN. Private. No 4723. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Mrs Cowgill of Dyson Hill, Honley. Educated at the Primitive Methodist School. Was a member of Honley Working Men's Club and was a bowler with the Honley Cricket Club. Employed by Messrs France, Littlewood and Company. Enlisted February 1916. Was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 17.9.1916. His mother received a postcard from him dated, 14.9.1916, from the War Prisoner's Camp at Lager Grasenwohr, Germany:- 'I am doing well at present. Will you send me a parcel as soon as you can. You must keep your spirits up and let me have a letter with all the news from home'. On 17.10.1918 his mother received a letter from Herr Pastor Fl. Hayler, the Military Chaplain at the camp, telling her that her son had died of his wounds on 24.9.1916, aged 23 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 11.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

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