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Regimental number307
Place of birthCygnet, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Cowen, Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emma COWEN
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2049 Pte Charles Watkin COWEN, 40th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1917; 306 Pte Tasman COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918; 1701 Pte Thomas COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1939
Age at death64
Place of burialCygnet Cemetery, Tasmania

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