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Robert Orlando COWEY

Date of birth15 July 1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArea officer
AddressWollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, John George Cowey, The Patch, Victoria
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 30 November 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Other details

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

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