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William Henry Cowan

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

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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  • Birth
    28 February 1882 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Cowan (wife), Anglesea Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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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.

      Father was named Henry Cowan. 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
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 15 September 1916 AWMM
      Age 34 AWMM
      FranceEurope AWMM
    • 2 April 1942 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 61 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France AWMM VI. B. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    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. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 155 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 May 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 April 2015Ian WilliamRangitikei New ZealandOther Relative

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