A coal agricultural merchants lorry driver and the child of Albert Cowell (a transport driver heavy worker) and Fanny Austen, William Cowell, the first cousin once-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Upper Stourmouth, Kent, England on 8 Jun 19091,2,3,4,5 and was married twice, to Florence Studham (c. Aug 1931 in Thanet, Kent, England) and Doris Gambrill (c. Aug 1953 in Thanet)6. He had 3 children, all with Florence Studham: Frances M, William Albert John and Helen.
During his life, he was living at his birthplace on 2 Apr 1911; at 2 Mill Row, Birchington, Kent on 29 Sep 1939; and at Mill Row, Birchington, Kent in 1941.
He died in Oct/nov/dec 1997 in Thanet4.
Residence record for 1941 contains no citation
Location for 2 Apr 1911 (Brewery Cottages, Upper Stourmouth, Kent, England) differs from mother's (Elmstone, Stourmouth, Kent, England)
Listed in the residence for 1941, but spouse Florence Studham is not
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