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Neville Lawrence Roy Cowan

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Squadron Leader

Neville Lawrence Roy Cowan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neville Lawrence Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ2441 AWMM
    • RAF 44229 Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - Personal Records
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 December 1919 Hanson HastingsHawkes Bay Hanson
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Knight Street, Hastings Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - Family Papers
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lily Cowan Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - Family Papers
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - Family Papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 23 October 1939 Hanson
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Accountant Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - Family Papers
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Squadron Leader Public - Andrew Hamish Nigel - Direct descendant - 17 August 2017 - London Gazette

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On loan to RAF 20 July 1940 to 20 Jul 1945. Brother of Flight Lieutenant James Cowan and Squadron Leader W.B. Cowan. After the war he served again in the Royal Air Force, c.1948 to 11 February 1959. Source: Hanson, By Such Deeds, p.137. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 July 1985 Hanson
    HastingsHawkes Bay Hanson
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    p.137 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 April 2021AndrewAustraliaDirect descendant
17 August 2017Andrew Hamish NigelAustraliaDirect descendant

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