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James COWAN

Regimental number806
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
Address'Wallan', Almagrove, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A D Cowan, 'Wallan', Almagrove, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military service22nd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Enlisted 15 August 1914 and posted to 2nd AFA Bde (no. 806); transferred to Pay Corps 1915, cpl (no. 151). Discharged to Royal Flying Corps, 1917, 2Lt; posted Oxford, 26 January 1917; No. 12 Reserve Sq. 20 March 1917; Egypt, 27 April 1917; UK Eastern Training Bde, 6 October 1917; No. 74 Sqn November 1917; injured 13 December 1917; discharged from hospital, 15 January 1918; returned to 74 Sqn, 6 February 1918; 63 Training Sqn, 5 March 1918; No. 8 Trg Sqn, 28 April 1918; No. 48 Sqn (France); Bristol Fighter Pilot, 3 August 1918; Missing 3 October 1918; graded as flying officer, 10 August 1917; Lt in RAF, 1 April 1918.

FateDischarged 16 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24

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