Memoriam: Private John William Lowcock

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)

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.

Military Service

Rifleman.

Service Number 240933

1st/5th Batallion.
South Lancashire Regiment

Private Lowcock was Killed in Action (KIA).

Medals

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.

Family and Parents

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

Sources:

  1. St Helens Roll of Honor

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Last Updated: Last updated: March 31, 2019 at 7:50 am