Regiment : 10th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Service number : R194
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 25 on 24th September 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Birmingham
Relatives : Son of Mr and Mrs Sara Ann Cowley, 3 Back, 50 Cromwell St., Nechells, Birmingham
Memorial : Birmingham Goods District War Memorial now in Severn Valley Railway Museum
68 Malvern Hill Road, Nechells, Birmingham
Joseph Cowley, head, age 54, Boiler Rivetter, born Castle Thorp, Buckinghamshire
Sarah Ann Cowley, wife, age 52, married 29 years, 8 children, 7 living, 1 died, born Crewe, Cheshire
John Cowley, son, age 19, Rubber Tyre Maker, born Birmingham
Amy Cowley, daughter, age 16, Bicycle Chain Maker, born Birmingham
Alice Cowley, daughter, age 14, born Birmingham
Walter Henry Cowley, son, age 10, School, born Birmingham
William Fred Cowley, son, age 28, Metal Roller, born Crewe, Cheshire
John Cowley worked for the London and North Western Railway as a Goods Porter at Aston Station. Listed in the London and North Western Railwaymen Roll of Honour Book with the additional information: Rifleman.
John Cowley has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.