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Charles Watkin COWEN

Regimental number2049
Place of birthGardeners Bay Tasmania
SchoolState School, Gardeners Bay, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Brightie Cowen, Cygnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied Kandahar Farm.
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 5), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emma COWEN; husband of B. COWEN, 74 Clare Street, New Town, Tasmania. Native of Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 307 Pte Henry COWEN, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918; 306 Pte Tasman COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918; 1701 Pte Thomas COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919; Brother-in-law: 3555 Pte Sydney George. PREGNELL, 40th Bn, died of wounds, 2 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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