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Jabez Alfred Cowles

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Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Jabez Alfred Cowles 25/1. Image kindly provided by Bernice Brooks (November 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jabez Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 25/1 AWMM
    • WWI 1/08 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 February 1872 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Brooklyn Road, Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Jenny Helen Cowles (wife), Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs J.H. Cowles (wife), Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Jenny Helen Cowles (wife), Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 25/1 AWMM
    • WWI 1/08 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 42 AWMM
    School Master/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • At the outbreak of World War One, Jabez Alfred Cowles (Alfred as he was known) at once enlisted for active service. He had previously belonged to the Nelson College Cadets, Kelburne Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion Wellington Rifle Brigade, 5th (Wellington) Regiment and the 17th Ruahine Regiment. He was promoted to Captain with the 1st Battalion Wellington Regiment Volunteers and then promoted to Major 5th Wellington Regiment.

    Served as President of the Wellington R.S.A in 1940. In 1945 he was elected a Life Member of the Tin Hat Club, or the Wellington R.S.A. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    18 February 1950 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Plot 23, Row 13, Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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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
      Vol1: 155 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 3 AWMM
    • Austin, W. (1924). The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (The Earl of Liverpool's Own). Wellington, N.Z.: L T Watkins. AWMM
      Austin, W. (1924). facing page 65 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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