While researching on 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.
Death: 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
Research in progress.
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.
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This page is maintained by Joshua Lowcock.Last updated: April 14, 2020 at 8:09 am