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William Henry Cowan

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  • Service number
    • 7153 AWMM
    • 13/2285 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 7153 AWMM
    • 13/2285 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Cowan (wife), Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 09 Oct 1915 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 7153 AWMM
    • 13/2285 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 16th (Waikato) Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 9 October 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 32 or HMNZT 33 or HMNZT 34 AWMM
    Vessel was Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
    7th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Cowan was the son of Henry and Sarah Cowan, of Mangatainoka, New Zealand; husband of Kathleen Cowan, of Edward St., Thames, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Hi Brother Rawlings Henry Cowan was killed at Gallipoli 6 months earlier Public - Ian William - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Source came from local archives in Pahiatua - newspaper

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    34 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VI. B. 8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
22 April 2015Ian WilliamRangitikei New ZealandOther Relative