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Walton Cowgill

Sergeant : AOC 318th


Rank : Sergeant

Regiment : AOC 318th

Service Number : 6749

Joined Up: 1883

Death : 22 November 1939

Age : 73

Burnley Express and News, December 2nd, 1939.

ONE OF THE OLD VOLUNTEERS
The funeral took place in Haggate Baptist burial ground of Mr.Walton Cowgill, of 16 Myers street, Burnley, who died in the Victoria Hospital. Mr. Cowgill, who was 73 years of age, was one of the few remaining Old Volunteers. He joined the Volunteers at the age of 17, and during the Great War, although 52 years of age, he joined up and served throughout as a sergeant with the R.D.C. He was a great lover of sport, was interested in dog racing and was an enthusiastic pigeon fancier. He was an honorary member of the New Hall Club, which he had served as secretary for several years. For 57 years Mr. Cowgill had worked for Messrs. Bancroft and Co., Elm Street, Burnley. He leaves a wife, one son and two grandchildren. The Rev. R. Hurt, of Ebenezer Baptist Church conducted a service at the home and Mr. W.E. Thornber performed the last rites at the graveside.
Floral tributes were received from: His dear wife and family; sister Annie and family; sister Ellen; brother Jim and sister Ruth; Lily and Fred; brother Ernest, Annie and Bruce; Robert, Lizzie and Mary; Clara and Joe; Fred, Lilly and Jim; Willie and Alice Ann; Gladys, Harry and children (Stretford); Etty (Southport); Margaret Gilbert, Terrence and Ernest; Mrs. Harrison and family; Mr. and Mrs. Sharples and mother; Mr. and Mrs. Dunleavy; Mr. and Mrs. Clara and Alice; Mr. and Mrs.Pinkney; Mrs. Hargreaves and Daisy; Mary, Clara and John; Mr.Thompson; James Thornton; Mr. and Mrs. Thornber; Mr. and Mrs. Allison; Mr. Gilbert and Harold Edwards; North street Working Men's Club.
Arrangements by Mr. J. Hartley Foulds, 230, Colne Road.

(photo of Walton Cowgill with the article)

Last Will and Testament

1939 COWGILL Walton of 16 Myers-street, Burnley, died 22 November 1939 at the Victoria Hospital Burnley. Administration London, 30 December to Sarah Eleanor Cowgill, widow. Effects 96 15s. 3d.

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