Edward Elias Cowell 208257 RE

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by Abridge trier, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Abridge trier

    Abridge trier Member

    I am trying to find out hope this local man died. He died 3rd November 1939 and is buried in St Mary and All Saints Lambourne Essex. I have searched all Ancestry records and can only find his birth date and probate record.

    Can anyone help ?

    Thanks
    Patrick
     
  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Per CWGC, his army service number is 2082537.

    Sapper COWELL, EDWARD ELIAS
    Service Number: 2082537
    Died: 03/11/1939
    Royal Engineers
     
  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

  4. Abridge trier

    Abridge trier Member

    thanks Steve, I do have those details, he is buried in our local churchyard but has a private memorial rather than CWGC. I was hoping to find out how he died

    Regards
    Patrick
     
  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi

    Casualty Lists on FMP has a little more info but no actual cause of death.

    upload_2020-6-30_16-10-2.png

    Nothing in his RA Casualty card on FMP either

    upload_2020-6-30_16-13-3.png

    Hope this helps

    Gus
     
  7. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

  8. Abridge trier

    Abridge trier Member

    Thanks Tony, how sad that he died this way. I don't know whether he has any living relatives in the village who perhaps may not have known of this, but as it was published in the newspaper, one might say it is "common knowledge"
    Regards,#
    Patrick
     
  9. Abridge trier

    Abridge trier Member

     

Share This Page