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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Oxton Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Emma J and the late Ralph Cowing of 'Breaston House' Breaston Derbyshire and the brother of Elinor Jane, Margaret Annie and Janes West Cowing.
15 Jul 1915
18
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Second Lieutenant
3rd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Lieutenant Ralph Henry Cowing, 1st Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment, died of wounds on 15th July 1915. He had been wounded the previous day during a German mine attack on their position. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Article published on 23th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HIGH SCHOOL BOY DIES OF WOUNDS. “SECOND-LIEUT. R. H. COWING. “The news has been received of the death from wounds of Second-lieutenant Ralph Henry Cowing, eldest son of Mrs. [Emma Jane] Cowing, of Breaston House, and the late Mr. Ralph Cowing, of Elvaston. “He was educated at the Nottingham High School, where his happy disposition and kindly good nature made him a general favourite. He was a keen and efficient member of the Officers Training Corps at the school, and won Major Leggett’s prize for musketry with the remarkable score of 113 out of 115 possible. After leaving school he joined the Officers’ Training Corps at the University College under Captain Trotman, obtained his commission in November in the 3rd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment, and was afterwards attached to the 1st Battalion.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Ralph Henry Cowing - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord. Courtesy of Murray Biddle