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William Matthew COWTON

Regimental number207
Place of birthWarwick Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressHarston Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Cowton, off Harston Road, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Date of death18 November 1957

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