William Cowell Unknown date of birth - 5 July 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number62850 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam AWMM SurnameCowell AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number62850 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMPost OfficeWaiukuNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr W. Cowell (father)WaiukuNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number62850 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › William Cowell was the son of William and Mary Cowell of Waiuku, Auckland. AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death5 July 1942 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameEl Alamein War CemeteryEgypt AWMM Grave referenceVIII.H.1 AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember William Cowell by laying a poppy. Robert Cowell Robert Cowell William Cowell Henry Morris Cowen Lester Charles Henry Cowen Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Cowell Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/Further ReferenceCody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Maor.htmFurther Reference DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 4: WW2 79 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.