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Cowley, A., 2nd Lieut., 1917
On the Loos Memorial is the name of Second Lieutenant Alexander Cowley, serving with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died 01/07/1917.

Eddie Castling & Andrew O’Sullivan have submitted the following:

He was born 15/04/1891.

In 1906 he lived at 10 Beaumont Terrace, Spennymoor, County Durham. His father William was Secretary to a Gas Company, his mother was Alice.

He was admitted to Durham Johnston School on 17/09/1906, age 15, having previously attended Spennymoor Board School.

He served as 2 Lieutenant, 8th Btn Sherwood Forresters (Notts and Derby Rgt); He died 01/07/1917 Age 26.Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.

He is remembered at Durham on D47.025 and at Spennymoor on S131.02 S131.03 and S131.11

The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Cowley

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk