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John William COWELL

Regimental number540
Place of birthCat Paw Paw Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address22 Parker Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T P Cowell, 22 Parker Strect, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death23
Place of burialHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Family/military connectionsBrother: 568 Pte Leslie COWELL, 4th Field Bakery, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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