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Gerald Henderson COWAN

Regimental number6733
Place of birthGeraldton, Western Australia
SchoolNarngalu State School near Geraldton, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarngulu, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, R H Cowan, Narngulu via Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateDied of illness 22 February 1919
Place of death or woundingGlencorse Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Rosa COWAN, Hillsview, Narngulu, Western Australia. Native of Geraldton, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3618 Pte Raymond COWAN, 10th Light Horse Regiment, died of disease, 24 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COWAN Gerald Henderson

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