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Peter Mackay Cowan

Crown Studios, Auckland. Studio portrait of an unidentified soldier. Collar badges denote NZEF Infantry 27th Reinforcements. Name from glass plate inscription: Cowan. Historical note: Peter MacKay Cowan. Service No. 51557. Private. NZEF 27th Reinforcements. (Source: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Cenotaph record). See also supplement to the Auckland Weekly News, 5 September 1918. Private Peter M. Cowan, of Hunua, Killed in action. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 7003-495. No known copyright restrictions

Crown Studios, Auckland. Studio portrait of an unidentified soldier. Collar badges denote NZEF Infan …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter Mackay AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 51557 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Peter Cowan (wife), Hunua, via Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 51557 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Store manager/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Peter Cowan was the son of James and Agnes Cowan, of Hunua, New Zealand; husband of May Cowan of Hunua. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1918 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III. C. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3252 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 11 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
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