Arthur William Spring Cowie
Arthur William Spring Cowie was originally a private [
No. 434] in the Hunts Cyclists, he came from Hamerton, Huntingdonshire,
now Cambridgeshire, to enlist in the Hunts. Cyclists at Huntingdon some
before the 23/7/1915
when he first comes to light in the records. He was later
transferred to the 7th Lincolnshire Regt - where
as a Temp. Second Lieutenant he was killed in action on the 8th July 1916.
He is buried in Dantzig Alley
British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France in grave number VII-H-7.
From a local newspaper dated 21/8/1914 = 'Motor Cyclists on service. - Lance-Corpls. Allpress Ruston (St. Ives), A.W.S. Cowie (Hamerton), C. W. Peacock (Huntingdon), R. M. Woolley (Huntingdon), R. P. Warren (Peterborough), C.A. Bryant (Huntingdon), T. Patterson (Peterborough), went by road on Wednesday to join the Hunts. Cycle Battalion at Hornsea, Yorks, the distance being 150 miles. '
His name is on the memorial in Stamford, Lincs - where he worked - and at Stamford School. Classics master at Stamford School before war Mentioned in Stamford Mercury in November 1914 as a "despatch rider" = Commissioned in Lincs Regt - London Gazette shows transferring from "reserve" to "regular" Lincolns Dec 1915. Wounded 15th Feb at the Bluff - Gun Shot Wound to shoulder while attempting to bring in Pte Alfred Miles. Wrote to Miles' parents concerning his death.
(From Miles' entry in Rutland and the Great War).
The relevant section from Alfred Miles' obituary:
Commemorated at Stamford's Town War memorial and at Stamford School.
Thanks to J. Davies for help in providing some of the above information.
The webmaster visited this this cemetery twice and paid respects to his memory - the latest being July 2004.
If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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