|Place of birth||Kilkenny, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Clara May Haynes, Main Street, York, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Persia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Photo: Peter Dennis|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 November 1916 (haemorrhoids), and transferred to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, 28 November 1916 (piles); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 28 November 1916 (mumps); to Base Depot, Etaples, 30 November 1916.
Admitted to 20th General Hospital, 2 December 1916; transferred to England, 8 December 1916 (influenza and piles); admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 8 December 1916 (haemorrhoids: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 22 January 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 6 February 1917.
Attached for duty to Australian Club for Officers, London, 15 February 1917.
Found guilty, 24 April 1917, of (1) being in possession of an irregular pass; (2) insolence to his Superior Officer: admonished.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 August 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 October 1917; discharged, 18 March 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 151 days.
Commenced return to Australia, 21 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit: varicose veins), 25 June 1918.
War service: 3 years 89 days (of which 2 years 349 days were abroad)
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalCause of death: tuberculosis
|Miscellaneous details||Second given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Cowitroy.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||46|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HAYNES Matthew Courtney|