Son of: William Cowsell (born 1883 in Stockport, died 1961 in Barnsley age 78) and Edith Cowsell nee Dunnill (1886-1957, died age 71) Cyril's parents married on 2nd February 1911 at St Edward's Church Barnsley. Edith's address on the marriage certificate was 126 Racecommon Road and William's was 13 Dobie Street. The couple moved to 20 Willow Street after marriage and had four children:
- Cyril 1911
- Margaret 1913
- Ronald 1919
- Eileen 1923
Military Service: Cyril was a Craftsman in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Service number 14522510
Death: 8th April 1944 at Colchester Hospital at the age of 32 years.
Buried: 13th April 1944 at Barnsley Cemetery, Row 9, Grave 47. Cyril's gravestone bears the inscription
That will not let me go
I give thee back
The life I owe."
Find a grave link: here
Commonwealth War Graves Commission link: here
Remembered: St Edward's Church WW2 Memorial plaque, Barnsley
Research by James Corbett and Gill Brookes of St Edward's Church