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John Oswald COWARD

Regimental number3529
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address19 Gellibrand Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Allen Coward, 64 Cours du Jarden Public, Bordeaux, France
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 29 February 1916 - 8th Rfcts 29 Btn; TOS, 29 Btn 2 APril 1917; Cpl 11 February 1918; mortally wounded 10 May 1918.
FateDied of wounds 11 May 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme
Age at death27
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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