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William Thomas COWEN

Regimental number3259
Place of birthNorth Creek New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrunswick River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Augustine Cowen, Billinudgel, Brunswick River, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 4), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie COWEN, Billinudgel, New South Wales. Native of North Creek, Ballina, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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