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Tasman COWEN

Regimental number306
Date of birth14 February 1895
Place of birthGardeners Bay, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Cygnet, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Cowen, Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
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 10 March 1918
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; 1701 Pte Thomas COWEN, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 10 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (wounded: shell wound, right thigh), 21 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1953
Place of burialCygnet Church of England Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, COWEN Tasman

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