The Molyneux Cohan brothers

Brothers who were members of the Mersey Bowman Tennis Club

In 1911 Edward joined the Territorials, serving in 1st West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He reached the rank of Second Lieutenant.

The Brigade held an annual camp. In 1914 just after war broke out the Brigade was on Salisbury Plain for their annual training, they were immediately ordered to return to their headquarters in Liverpool. Whilst travelling to the station his horse took fright and bolted. The horse got his leg caught in a rabbit hole and fell on top of Edward, who sustained a fractured skull. Despite being moved to London for an operation sadly Edward died on 5th August 1914 without regaining consciousness.

Edward was buried in St Nicholas’ Church in Halewood.


Henry enlisted in Liverpool on 30th November 1915. Almost a year later Henry was mobilised on 17th November 1916. Henry embarked for garrison duty on 20th January 1917 with the 93rd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery in Ceylon, arriving on 9th March.

While in Ceylon Henry became a first class gunner in February 1918. Henry received his demobilisation orders and later took ill. He was sent to the Military Hospital in Columbo where he died of heart failure on the 6th August 1919. Henry is buried at Columbo (Kanatte) General Cemetery in Sri Lanka.


William Molyneux was a Captain in the 1st West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

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