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Keith Cowan

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HMNZT 30 - The Periscope : unofficial mouthpiece of the 1st Battalion N.Z. Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) and Divisional Ammunition Column -- At sea : Officers & men of the Reinforcement : 1915. No Known Copyright Restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Cowan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Keith Rueben Cowan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/389 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 August 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra RarotongaCook Islands Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Piha, via Waikumete, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs B.K. Cowan (mother), Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/389 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Bushman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 0" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      175 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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    WW1 23 May 1919 AWMM Rifleman AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Disembarked Suez, 15 November 1915.
    Embarked for Marsa Mutrah, 19 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 18 February 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 6 April 1916.
    Attached to Divisional Grenade School, 21 May 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 May 1916.
    Found guilty, 21 August 1916, of when on Active Service when on the line of march leaving the ranks without permission: deprived of 3 days' pay.
    Wounded in action, 15 September 1916 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 September 1916; transferred to Liverpool Merchants' Mobile Hospital, Etaples, 17 September 1916; to England, 24 September 1916, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 25 September 1916. transferred to NZ Convalescent Camp, Hornchurch, 6 December 1916; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 13 March 1917. Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 5 April 1917 (mumps); discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 19 April 1917; attached to NZ Reserve Group, Sling Camp, 28 April 1917.
    Found guilty, 7 July 1917, Sling Camp, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 2 July, to 6 am, 6 July 1917: awarded 7 days' detention, and forfeited 5 days' pay.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 30 August 1917 (cut hand).
    Attached to strength of NZ Command Depot, Codford, 4 October 1917.
    Found guilty, 13 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 10 November, until apprehended at Salisbury: forfeited 2 days' pay (gross) and a further 2 days' pay.
    Marched in to Reserve Depot, Brocton, 14 December 1917.
    Admitted to Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, 28 December 1917 (old wound, left leg); transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 15 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 31 July 1918, to report to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 16 August 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 16 October 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 October 1918.
    Evacuated to hospital, 2 November 1918; admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 4 November 1918 (influenza); transferred to England, 30 November 1918, and admitted to Millbank Military Hospital, Bermondsey, London, 1 December 1918 (congestion of lung); transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 13 December 1918; marched into Codford, 11 February 1919.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Glasgow on board 'Bhamo', 10 March 1919.
    Found guilty, at sea, 19 April 1919, of being absent from inhalation parade: forfeited 2 days' pay; discharged, 23 May 1919.
    Total war service: 3 years 362 days (of which 3 years 199 days were abroad)

    /1st NZRB AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1962 Military Personnel File
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Piha Lion Rock, Piha War Memorial, Piha 0772 AWMM
    • New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM

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Sources

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    • 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
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM