John Stanley Douglas Cowley

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Private John Stanley Douglas Cowley
Life dates
03 Oct 1918 - 2001

Born in Calcutta, India to Auxilier Lieutenant Thomas Arthur and Blanche Cowley who were hotel keepers. John and Tom (Frank) and Anthony were brothers. The family moved to the Island in 1922.

After the war he emigrated to South Africa, where he died.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Ningwood Patrol Patrol member 12 Jun 1940 03 Dec 1944
National ID
EQDF 20/4


(1939) Green Farm, Station Road, Ningwood, Isle of Wight.
The nominal roll has “Homeland” Alverstone Road, Apse Heath, Newchurch, Isle of Wight but this may be an error as is the home of Auxilier A Corney.
Other information

John appears to have been called up to The Royal Artillery but his enlisting is cancelled, possibly due to his involvement with Auxiliary Units.

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Caption & credit
Cowley family at Stenbury Manor. Thomas Arthur Francis Cowley, Unknown, Lt. Thomas Arthur Cowley, Anthony and John Cowley

TNA ref WO199/3391,

1939 Register

South African Probate