Memoriam: Private John William Lowcock

While researching my family history I discovered Private John William Lowcock.

In honor of his memory and service, I am sharing the information I discovered.

Private John William Lowcock (Rifleman)

Birth: 1886, St Helens Lancashire.
10th August 1916 (Battle of the Somme – Killed in Action)

Grave: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B
Note: Thiepval Memorial is a memorial to the missing from the Somme. There is no grave for John, he is listed on the memorial wall.

Conflict: World War I

Rank: Private, Rifleman

Service Number: 240933

Unit: 1st/5th Batallion, South Lancashire Regiment


Rifleman Lowcock was awarded the British War Medal. If you have details of the Lowcock War medal or information on the whereabouts, please let me know.

Military Service

Research in progress.

Family History

John is listed in records as being married to Elizabeth (nee Hayes) and having 3 children. Nellie, Elizabeth, and Hannah.

John was working as a Warehouse Laborer prior to the war. His residence was 30 Clyde Street, St Helens.

Father Alfred Lowcock (d. 1893), Mother Hannah (nee Norris) Lowcock.
Siblings. Elizabeth Lowcock, Elizabeth was his twin. Alfred Lowcock (younger brother). John also has step-sibling as his mother remarried after the death of his Father.

Service Records and Other Photos

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  1. St Helens Roll of Honor

Lowcock Family History

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Last updated: January 14, 2019 at 15:21 pm