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William Albert Cowan

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    530023 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngatai Street, Taumarunui AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L J Cowan (wife), Ngatai Street, Taumarunui AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 December 1942 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    530023 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Surveyor AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lesley; Father of Bruce, Rosli and Lainey AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 May 2006 AWMM
    Age 99 AWMM
    ParaparaumuWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald 6 May 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 90 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald 6 May 2006 AWMM

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