Oliver Cowling (1887-1918)

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:

COWLING, OLIVER. Private. No 3/2341. 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Wakefield. Son of Hannah and the late John Cowling of Wakefield. Employed as a shunter by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company at Shepley Railway Station. Single. Lodged with Mrs Woods of Railway Cottages, Shepley. As a naval reservist he was called up in August, 1914, being transferred to the army later on. Died of wounds at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station, 13.1.1918, aged 30 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 11.
ROH:- Shepley War Memorial; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.

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