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Captain Amos Hayton Cowap - 5th Cheshires


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A friend is writing a book about ICI, who Captain Cowap was a Chairman in the 50's.

 

Could anybody assist with any details of his Great War Service?

 

Sean

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He was Lieutenant, later Captain on the  5th. (Earl of Chester's) Batt. Cheshire Regiment entering France on 15 Feb 1915.

 

His MIC is available free on Ancestry.

 

There is a service record on Fine My Past.

 

The following is from the Long Long Trail the parent site of this forum.

 

1/5th (Earl of Chester’s) Battalion
August 1914 : in Chester. Part of Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division. Moved immediately on mobilisation to Shrewsbury and Church Stretton but by the end of August 1914 had moved to Northampton. In December 1914 moved again to Cambridge.
15 February 1915 : left the Division and landed at Le Havre.
19 February 1915 : attached to 14th Brigade in 5th Division.
29 November 1915 : converted to Pioneer Battalion to the Division.
13 February 1916 : transferred to 56th (London) Division.

 

Dave

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He was Gazetted on October 3rd, 1915...5th Battalion Cheshires.

Your friend needs to take a short subscription to The British Newspaper Archive....A snippet from an article in the Chester Chronicle, 10th April 1915.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000342%2f19150410%2f122&stringtohighlight=cowap cheshire regiment

 

 

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You could try The War record of the 5th Cheshire’s by W A V Churton 

 

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The Battalion's War Diaries are available to download free from Nation Archives:

 

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=5+cheshire&discoveryCustomSearch=true&_cr1=WO+95&_col=200&_hb=tna

 

Dave

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Could I thank everybody  for their help.

I have passed it all to my friend.

 

He now has some researching to do!

 

Sean

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  • 10 months later...

This is a map of the area near The Bluff drawn by Hayton Cowap in the war diary of the 5 Cheshires in June 1915.

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