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Edwin Henry Cowley

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  • Service number
    • 40507 AWMM
    • 41548 Australian Army (1RAR) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1103150
  • Also known as
    "Eddie" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    • Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
    • Singapore-Malaysia-1966-1989 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=1217089&c=KOREA#R
    • Indonesian Confrontation (Malay Peninsular), 1962-1966 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - H.E. Chamberlain-RNZE, 1 RNZIR 8May64.
    • Malaysian Emergency, 1948-1960 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20
    • Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo), 1962-1966 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20
Private (Pte) Edwin Henry Cowley, 1st Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), of Murray Bridge, SA, is listening with interest to the history of the mess hall plaque.

COWLEY; Edwin Henry (HMAS Tobruk)

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    "Eddie" Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
  • Service number
    • 40507 AWMM
    • 41548 Australian Army (1RAR) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1103150
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966 AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
    • Singapore-Malaysia-1966-1989 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals
    • Korean War, 1950-1953 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=1217089&c=KOREA#R
    • Indonesian Confrontation (Malay Peninsular), 1962-1966 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - H.E. Chamberlain-RNZE, 1 RNZIR 8May64.
    • Malaysian Emergency, 1948-1960 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20
    • Indonesian Confrontation (Borneo), 1962-1966 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 40507 AWMM
    • 41548 Australian Army (1RAR) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1103150
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • 1st Australian Task Force AWMM
    • 161 Bty, RNZA, South Vietnam May 1966 to May 1967, (FO Party 6RAR Aug66/May67) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/cpl-eh-cowley
    • 1st Bn Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), Korea, Jan 1955 - Jan 1956. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 July 2020 - https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/veteran?id=1217089&c=KOREA#R
    • 1st Bn Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), Malaya, Nov 1958/Nov59. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20
    • Sergeant, (9 Plt Sgt & Training Sgt) 1 RNZIR, May 1973/75, Malaysia/Singapore. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 16 July 2020 - Mr Edwin H. Cowley - 15Jul20

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Served in Vietnam with 161 Battery, May 1966 to May 1967 (Member of FO Party attached to A Coy 6RAR, August 1966 to May 1967); and W2 Company, November 1968 to November 1969 (Section Comd, 2 Section of 2 Platoon). AWMM

Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Leave a tribute or memory of Edwin Henry Cowley

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  • Eddie Served in Vietnam with 161 Battery, May 1966 to May 1967; and W2 Company, November 1968 to November 1969. Member of FO Party attached to A Coy 6RAR, August 1966 to May 1967. Eddie was posted back to 1 RNZIR, Dieppe Barracks, 73/75. First as 9 Platoon Sergeant (73/74) then BnHQ Training Sgt 74/75. Awesome member of our unit. Respect.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 9 May 2019

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM

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