Herbert Cowgill (c.1889-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

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, HERBERT. Private. No 205207. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs J T Cowgill, Golf House, Lingards, Slaithwaite. Husband of Isabel Cowgill, 16 Old Hardend Cottages, Marsden. Attended the Lingards Church Sunday School, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Marsden branch of the Sons of Temperance. Employed as a warper by Mr J E Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills. Enlisted 11.4.1917. Embarked for France in July, 1917. Sustained a severe compound fracture to the right leg, 11.10.1917, and died of his injuries at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinghe, Belgium, on the same day. He was 28 years of age. Buried NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 12.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission