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Thomas COWEN

Regimental number1701
Place of birthCygnet Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
AddressGardeners Bay, Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Cowen, Gardeners Bay, Cygnet, Tasmania
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2049 Pte Charles Watkin COWEN, 40th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1917; 307 Pte Henry COWEN, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918; 306 Pte Tasman COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.

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