St Peter’s Church, Cowleigh

For ten years St Peter’s Church was a chapel of ease to St James, West Malvern, but in 1875 the ecclesiastical parish of Cowleigh was formed from the former parish following the growth of the area from the 1850s. The church was designed by George Street and built of Malvern stone and sandstone in a late Early English style.

A brickworks was established in the parish in 1844 and the growing numbers of workers swelled the population to nearly 900 by 1891. During this time, the parish was the poorest in the district – in 1909 children came to fetch soup from a Soup Kitchen at the vicarage, 1500 pints of soup being dispensed in two winter months. Several clubs, including a Miniature Rifle Club at Cowleigh School were strongly supported, and are represented in the Roll of Honour.

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WW1 Memorial

Capbadge of the Herefordshire Regiment

Henry Barber

3778

The Herefordshire Regiment

KIA Egypt 4/8/1916

Capbadge of the Herefordshire Regiment

Charles Thomas Bond

3228

The Herefordshire Regiment

Died Mediterranean 20/11/1915

Albert Hewitt

Albert Hewitt

15384

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Mesopotamia 25/1/17

Cecil Hewitt

Cecil Hewitt

15385

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 28/4/16

Reginald Hickling of North Malvern

Reginald Harold Hickling

77687

Royal Flying Corps

KIA France 7/5/17

William Charles Houghton

1804 / 240192

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 26/9/1917

Thomas Reginald Jones

Thomas Reginald Jones

37848

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Cambrai 3/12/17

Capbadge of the Royal Scots

Thomas Lyne

4154

The Royal Scots

KIA France 11/5/1916

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

Frederick James Mason

336

Royal Field Artillery

Died France 3/9/1918

James Henry Morris

2643

10th Australian Brigade

DOW Belgium 3/6/17

Capbadge of the Wiltshire Regiment

Arthur Edward Reynolds

20138

Wiltshire Regiment

KIA France 24/8/1916

Leonard William Saunders

471720

Royal Engineers

DOW Flanders 11/7/1917

Richard Schofield

19614

Royal Field Artillery

DOW France 28/3/16

Thomas Schofield

14150

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 8/8/15

Capbadge of the Army Service Corps

Harry Smith

M2/103591

Army Service Corps

Died Home 15/10/17

Capbadge of the Machine Gun Corps

Reginald Charles Tudge

81669

106th Machine Gun Coy (Infantry), MGC

KIA France 31/8/1917

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

William John Walker

8879

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 20/9/1915

Capbadge of the Royal Engineers

Archibald Charles Warner

145213

Royal Engineers

DOW France 10/8/1916

Capbadge of the 11th Hussars

Edward Waugh

9931

11th Hussars

DOW France 10/10/1918

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Arthur John Hicks Woodyatt

241540

4th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment

Died of wounds France 27/8/1918