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VC699   Charles Henry Cowley

BORN   21 February 1872

DIED   25 April 1916   AGE   44

VC Won   24-25 April 1916   AGE   44

Place VC Won   River Tigris, Magasis, near Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia now Iraq

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Charles Henry Cowley   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   699   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant Commander

Place Of Birth   Baghdad, Iraq

Place Of Death   River Tigris, near Kut-el-Amara, Iraq

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Iraq


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 February 1917

VC Presented   25 August 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named on Basra Memorial (panel 1), 40 miles north of Kuwait border, Iraq

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Strongly believed to have been murdered by the Turks after capture

VC Held By

Not known



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