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Richard Oliver McCowen

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Oliver AWMM
  • Surname
    McCowen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24034 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 April 1888 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Richard McCowen (father), Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24034 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 Clerk 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
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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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  • Son of Mr Richard McCowen and Margaret Isabella McCowen, of 12, Bracken Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Remembered at Pukekohe Intermediate School, with Memorial stones & loving memory roses. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM LV.B.16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Richard Oliver McCowen, who was recently killed in action, was the only son of Mr. Richard McCowen, of Bombay. He was born in Pukekohe in 1888, and was educated at the district school and Prince Albert College, Auckland. He was an enthusiastic footballer, and occupied a prominent place in the college's first fifteen in 1902. In 1908 he entered the office of A. J. Entrican and Co., and remained with the firm until he left for Trentham. He was a keen athlete, and became a good exponent of football, tennis and cricket. He was secretary of the Churches’ Cricket Association for three years. He left with the thirteenth reinforcements for England, and was in Sling Camp for five months prior to being sent to France. He was in the advance in the early days of October. He was at first reported missing, but upon subsequent enquiry he was reported to have been killed in action. (Auckland Weekly News, 13 December 1917, p. 19). AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Pukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones & loving memory roses AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 4 AWMM
    • Franklin county news AWMM
      Alexander, E. (2 March 2006). Memorial Stones ceremony organised. Franklin County News. AWMM
    • Miller, R. (compiler). (2012). Pukekohe's memorial stones. Auckland, N.Z.: Franklin Historical Society. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 13 December 1917, p. 19 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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