Regiment: 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Address: Derwent Lodge, Maze Hill, St Leonards
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 19th August 1916 reads: “We are sorry to announce that Private Henry Cowley (whose family reside at Derwent Lodge, Maze Hill, St Leonards) has been badly wounded whilst fighting with the 5th Sussex Regiment at the Front. The bad news reached the family in a letter from a Church of England Chaplain. Since then a letter has been received from a nursing sister stating the Private Cowley was suffering from wounds in the head and leg. He is now at King George’s Hospital, London.
Private Cowley was for some time on the Editorial staff of this journal, and enlisted 19 months ago. He is now about 20 years of age.”
After being wounded, Henry Cowley was carried to a dressing station during heavy shelling by four comrades, including Private William Kent. Private Kent was killed by shrapnel when a shell exploded close to the stretcher bearers.
According to CWGC, Henry died on 31st August 1916. He is remembered at Hastings Cemetery, grave reference L.B. J12.
Published: August 1916
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