Coward, G E
GEORGE EDGAR COWARD
Remembered with honour Dud Corner Cemetery: Plot IX, Row D, Grave 7.
He originally attested 29 June 1908 in London for Short Service (7 years with the Colours, 5 years in the Reserves): a general labourer aged 18, 5’6″ tall, C of E; no. 9365 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He joined the regiment at Preston, Lancs, 2 July 1908, and was discharged 14 July 1913 at his own request on payment of £18.
He re-enlisted in Reading, Berks; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 May 1915; and was killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s W.W.1 Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Susannah Maria (nee YOUNG) COWARD.
His parents married 1885 in the Tonbridge, Kent, district. James died 1904 in the Southampton, Hants, district aged 60; Susannah died 1948 in the Eton, Bucks, district aged 92.
George was born 1889 in the Holborn, London, district, and resided in Binfield, Berks.
On the 1891 Census, aged 1 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 11 he lived in Prittlewell, Essex, with his father and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment aged 21, he was stationed at Bhurtpore Barracks, South Tidworth, Hants.
Date of death13/10/1915
Age at death26
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)