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Alexander COWDEN

Regimental number844
Place of birthHarden New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor driver
AddressBenmore, Denison Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Cowden, Benmore, Denison Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despaches


Consistently good work since the Battalion arrived in France in March 1916(?).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 14 November 1917

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