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Cowpe Village War Memorial

Cowpe Village War Memorial

1914 - 1918

West Plaque
East Plaque
 James E. Ashworth ArnoldFrary 
 PercyAshworth JamesGrindrod 
 CharlesBarton HarryHill 
 EdwardBainbridge IsraelHolden 
 LukeBarnes Frederick R.Holden 
 RalphBridge Henry T.Marlow 
 DavidCaygill JohnMorrow 
 GeorgeCaygill RobertSalisbury 
 JosephCaygill BertieWhitbread 
 HaroldClegg James H.Wilson 
 ThomasCorlett FrankWorthy 
 Patrick J.Cunningham DanielPledger 

South Plaque Base


 GeorgeRushton JackPilling 
 AllanHorrocks KennethAshworth 
The Memorial was Dedicated 25th Novenber 1922
Monument details - Imperial War Museum
Private James Edward ASHWORTH

James Edward ASHWORTH, Pte. 37420. 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, Killed in action 31st July 1917, age 31. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Eldest son of James & Elizabeth Alice Ashworth of Clay Royds Farm, Cowpe. Employed in slipper manufacturing.

Private Percival ASHWORTH

Percival ASHWORTH, Pte. 27869. 2nd Bn. Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regt.) Missing; later reported killed in action on 21st October 1916, age 23. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Youngest son of James & Elizabeth Ashworth, (above). Employed at Greenbridge Slipper Works.

Private Charles BARTON

Charles BARTON, Pte. 44332. 1st Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Killed in action by a machine gun bullet, 4th November 1918, age 38. France/Flanders. Buried in the Mazinghien Communal Cemetery, France. Husband of Phoebe Barton of Hugh Mill. A sawyer, at Hoyle and Bolton's (Joiners) on Carr Lane, Cowpe

Private John Edward BAINBRIDGE

John Edward BAINBRIDGE Pte. 5736, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in the trenches 27th February 1915, age 20. probably at La Basset. Remembered on Le Touret Memorial, France. Second son of John Edward & Elizabeth Bainbridge, Glen Top, Waterfoot, formerly of Low Side and of Lower Fold Farm, Cowpe. Employed at Lumb Holes Felt Works.

Private Luke BARNES

Luke BARNES, Pte. 68073, Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry). Driver, died at home 1st April 1919 age 33, just days after returning from service in Baku. Inquest at Waterfoot. Jury verdict - "deceased died from pneumonia accelerated by exposure and the hardships he suffered on his return journey" Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Newchurch. Son of John & Annie Barnes; husband of Naomi Barnes of Roughlee Farm.

Private Ralph BRIDGE

Pte. 32634,13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Listed as wounded and missing. France/Flanders. Prisoner of War. Died of wounds 3rd May 1917 age 40, in hospital at Ohrdrup. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Son of James & Ann Bridge; husband of Annie Louisa Bridge of Roughlee. Employed at Greenbridge.

Private David Freeman CAYGILL

David Freeman CAYGILL, Pte. 241754, Depot, East Lancashire Regiment. Discharged Soldier. Died 11th November 1918 age 28, after contracting influenza at Kendal where he . was learning the trade as tailor. Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Newchurch. Son of John & Mary Caygill; husband of Emily Caygill of Glen Top, formerly of St. George's Terrace, Cowpe.

Battery Serjeant Major George CAYGILL

George CAYGILL, B.S.M. 292150,133 Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly Scots Guards. Killed in action, on the field, 26fc April 1918 age 36. France/Flanders. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetry, France. Awarded Military Medal in 1917. Elder son of James & Jane Caygill formerly of Part House Farm; husband of Sarah Ann Caygill, of Cloughfold. A member of Manchester City Police. Chester

Private Joseph CAYGILL

Joseph CAYGILL, Pte. 242020,2nd /5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Wounded in action; died in hospital in France on 28th October 1917 age 25. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Younger son of James & Jane Caygill, (above); husband of Kulia Caygill of Cloughfold. Employed by H W Trickett Ltd. at Gaghills Slipper Works. Attended Hareholme Methodist Chapel.

Private Harold CLEGG

Harold CLEGG, Pte. 42135,23rd (Works Battalion), The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed instantly with six comrades, when a shell fell into his trench at midnight, 24th July 1918. Age 28. France/Flanders. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France. Eldest son of Elizabeth & Thomas Clegg of Carr Lane, Cowpe; husband of Elizabeth Ann Clegg of Bank Street, Rawtenstall. Employed at Greenbridge Slipper Works.

Trooper Thomas CORLETT

Thomas CORLETT, Trooper, 1473, Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Guards, (The Blues). Enlisted 1911. Posted to British Expeditionary Force in France, Aug. 1914. Died, 13th May 1915 age 22, after being reported as wounded in action and missing on that day. France/ Flanders. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Eldest son of John James & Rebecca Corlett; formerly of Hugh Mill. Cowpe.

Private Patrick Joseph CUNNINGHAM

Patrick Joseph CUNNINGHAM, Pte. 12056, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed, in a "charge" on Chocolate Hill, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 9th August 1915 age 28. Remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Born in Bacup. Husband of Elizabeth Cunningham of Bottoms Row, Cowpe. Employed by Messrs. Kearns Dye Works, Cowpe.

Gunner/Bombardier Arnold FRARY

Arnold FRARY, Gunner/Bombardier, 92446, 69th Battery, 4th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in action, in Egypt, 23rd October 1918, age 25. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Son of John William & Alice Ann Frary, formerly of Higher Boarsgreave. Employed at Kearns Dye Works. A member of Cowpe Football Team.

Private James Henry GRINDROD

James Henry GRINDROD, Re. 26102, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Posted; killed in action 12th April 1918, age 36, after reported as wounded in the leg and missing. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Son of James & Elizabeth Grindrod of Cowpe Bottom and Higher Lenches Farm.

Private Henry HILL

Henry HILL, Pte. 37740, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed by an exploding shell in the attack at Zellebeke on 31st July 1917 age 34. France/Flanders. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Born in Shropshire, he came to stay with relatives, later became a warehouseman and settled in Cowpe. Husband of Lydia Hill of Hugh Mill.

Private Israel HOLDEN

Israel HOLDEN, Pte. 17151, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th July 1916, age 30. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Elder son of Jesse & Elizabeth Holden of Spring Gardens, Cowpe; A teacher at Cowpe Sunday School. Husband of Ruth Holden, Waterside Terrace, Cloughfold. Employed by Rowland Rawlinson's, Woollen Manufacturer, Myrtle Grove Mill.

Frederick R. HOLDEN

Frederick R. HOLDEN. Emigrated to Australia, pre W. W. 1. Wrote home, soon after the war began to say that he had " joined the colours" and was in Egypt. Nothing more heard from him. Remembered on his parent’s gravestone in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Newchurch - FRED, killed in Gallipoli 1915, aged 28 years. - Younger son of Jesse & Elizabeth Holden, (above).

Private Henry Thomas MARLOW

Henry Thomas MARLOW, Pte. 13/13490,10th & 13th Battalions, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died from wounds he received in action, in France, 14th November 1915, age 45. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Eldest son of Mary Ann Pledger (Marlow) & the late George Marlow. Quarryman, who lived on Millar Barn Lane. A member of the Kimberly camp, Rakehead.

Gunner John MORROW

John MORROW, Gunner. 97684, 'A' Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Enlisted in 1914. Died, from wounds received in action 18th September 1917 age 27. France/Flanders. Buried in Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium. Came to board at Cowpe Hall and was employed as a dyer at W.E. Kearns. Husband of Lillie Morrow, Rakehead, Stacksteads.

Gunner Robert SALISBURY

Robert SALISBURY, Gunner. 70640, 'A' Battery, 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died from wounds received in action in France, 3rd October 1917, age 21. Buried in Cement House Cemetery, Belgium. Elder son of William Arthur & Mary Ellen Salisbury of Hugh Mill. Employed at Messrs. W. Hardman & Co. Union Works, Waterfoot. An active member of Cowpe Institute and a Cowpe Football Team player.

Gunner Bertie WHITBREAD

Bertie WHITBREAD, Gunner. 45605, 'A' Battery, 187th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died, apparently from natural causes, in the Military Isolation Hospital, Aldershot. 28* December 1915, age 18; ten weeks after enlisting. Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Newchurch. Son of Joseph & Mary Whitbread of Lower Fold, Cowpe. A member of the Rawtenstall Volunteer Training Corps, and a playing member of Cowpe Cricket Club.

Private James Henry WILSON

James Henry WILSON, Pte. 48995,13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died, from wounds received at Arras, in the "big push" taking place in France, on 11th April 1917; age 21. Buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, France. Son of James & Sarah Ann Wilson of Bottoms Row, Cowpe. Employed at Messrs. Hardman Slipper Works, Waterfoot.

Private Frank WORTHY

Frank WORTHY, Pte. 242269,1st / 5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Killed in action on 11th July 1917 age 28. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. A younger son of Edwin & Mary Worthy of Hugh Mill. Employed by Thomas Hill's Mineral Water Works, Carr Lane.

Private Daniel PLEDGER

Daniel PLEDGER, Pte. 33485, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action on 23rd May 1917 age 27. France/Flanders. Remembered on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Youngest son of William & Mary Ann Pledger; husband of Mary Pledger of Springside, Cowpe.

Cowpe Village War Memorial c1930
Cowpe Sunday School and War Memorial c1930
Cowpe Village War Memorial 2018
Cowpe Vilage War Memorial 2018