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Alfred Allan Sowry

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Rank & Name
Second Lieutenant Alfred Allan Sowry
Unit
17th (Leeds Bantams) Bn., West Yorkshire Regiment
How & When Died
Killed in Action, 31 August 1917
Age, if known
Age 20
Next of Kin details
Son of John Percy and Annie Maria Sowry, of The Limes, Barwick in Elmet.
Commemoration Details
No known grave, therefore, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2A, 2C, and 2D.
Other Information / Remarks
Alfred Sowry's war service began on 25 May 1915, two years before his death, as an Ordinary Seaman serving with the Royal Naval Division. His service number was Mersey Z/433. He was recommended for a commission and changed services when he was appointed a Temporary Second Lieutenant on Probation and posted to a reserve battalion on 17 February 1916. He was posted to his permanent battalion in October 1916. He was reported slightly wounded in June 1917. Prior to joining up he had been employed as an accountant's clerk.

He stood 5' 10" tall, had brown hair and brown eyes. He was born on 12 August 1896.

His father was a member of the family firm, Jowett and Sowry, a printing company based in Albion Street in Leeds and still in existence today as an artists supplies shop.

Along with the other men from the two villages, Alfred Sowry is named on the memorial dedicated to the men listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing in All Saints Church. He is further commemorated by means of a plaque in All Saints placed there by his parents.
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Remembering the Fallen of Two Villages on the Eastern Fringes of Leeds.

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