Albert Victor Cowles

 

Submitted by Carol Cooper.

David was Carol’s great uncle.

 

Information from the soldiers "Small book " of Albert Victor Cowles. dated 6/11/1913
Regiment. : Northumberland Fusiliers. No: 3649
Enlisted at : Rotherham 28/10/1913
Age: 20 [he was actually 17 according to his birth cert.]Born in parish of : Tingle Bridge
Trade : Pony Driver [collier]
Height : 5 feet 7 1/4ins
Complexion : Fresh
Eyes Blue
Hair Light Brown
Religion C/E
Next of Kin :William Cowles- Hemsworth
David Cowles16 Ravensworth Rd Sheffield
and G.H Cowles[my Grandad]

Information from the War Graves Commission
In Memory of Albert Victor Cowles
Private 3649 1st Btn., Northumberland Fusiliers
who died on Tuesday, 11th July 1916
Commemorative Information
Memorial: Grave Reference / Panel Number: Location:
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme France
Pier and face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

 

 

The following text as supplied by Carol:

Because their parents were dead, my Grandfather signed for Albert to go into the army, stating that he was 21 when he was actually 17. I wonder how many times my Grandfather regretted that action.
One family story says that Albert and David met up at the family home in Sheffield when one of them was due back and the other just home on leave [don't know which] The one due to go back said 's*d it, lets go up Attercliffe for a drink, we don't know when we will meet again. The next morning the MP's were knocking at the door to take him back. Ironically they never did meet again as they were both killed.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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