Friday, 4 June 2010

Kelvedon Hatch: Remembering ... Bertie Cowling

Information supplied by the Blackmore War Memorial Research Project Group: Bruno Giordan, Diana Abel & Andrew Smith.

Bertie Cowling

War Memorial:
Kelvedon Hatch
and Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Kelvedon) [ERO A10815]

Leicestershire Regiment
6th Battalion
Date of Death: 14/10/1916
Service No: 40017
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery [10km NW Lens, Pas de Calais, France]
Memorial Reference: V.F.3
Bertie Cowling
Leicestershire Regiment
6th Battalion
Born: Navestock, Essex
Enlisted: Warley
Residence: Kelvedon Common, Essex [aka Hook End?]
Rank: Private
Number: 40017
Died Date: 14/10/1916
Killed in action
France & Flanders

Statutory register
The only Birth is Jun 1895 Cowling Bertie Gainsbro' 7a 741

On the 1901 census in Navestock.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1644; Folio: 86; Page: 8.
Princes Gate
John Cowling. Head Married 60 Farm Bailiff Kelvedon
Elizabeth Cowling Wife Married 55 Havering
Annie L Cowling Dau. 21 Navestock
Elacy ? Cowling Son 18 Gravel Labourer Navestock
Birtie Cowling Son 17 Gravel Labourer Navestock
[detail from ERO microfilm]

No trace of the name Cowling in Kellys 1912 and 1917 directory.

1918 electoral register has Elizabeth Cowling at 2 The Avenue, Kelvedon Hatch. Perhaps this was his widow.
[Source: Keldon, History House]

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