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Sydney Lewis COWELL

Regimental number578
Place of birthApsley Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address19 Bayview Avenue, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Cowell, 19 Bayview Avenue, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death15 August 1915
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 1), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Jessie COWELL; husband of E. COWELL, Stanhope Street, Daylesford, Victoria. Native of Apsley, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: M.A.A. Cowell returned, G.H.L. Cowell 8th LHRegt, deceased; Trooper A. Cowell, killed.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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