|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Daisy Farm, nr Uralla, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Deepwater, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, James Cowley, Deepwater, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||35th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 6773 Pte Walter COWLEY, 35th Bn, killed in action, 4 April 1918; Cousin: 2615 Pte Harry COWLEY, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Embarked, Sydney, 16 June 1917; disembarked, Plymouth, 25 August 1917. Marched in to 5th Training Bn, 25 August 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 1 January 1918; marched out to the front, 5 January 1918. Taken on strength, 35th Bn, 7 January 1918.
Wounded in action, 4 April 1918; admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (bullet wound, back; family wrongly advised, owing to mutilated cable, that wound was to left leg), 4 April 1918; transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 April 1918; transferred to England, 7 April 1918. Discharged from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital to furlough, 26 April 1918, to report to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott, 10 May 1918. Marched in to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 June 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge, 17 June 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 July 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 14 July 1918.
On leave in the United Kingdom, 13-27 March 1919. Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 April 1919. Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 1 May 1919 (measles); transferred to 46th Stationary Hospital, 2 May 1919; discharged to duty, Le Havre, 15 May 1919. Marched out to England to begin return to Australia, 23 May 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Prinz Hubertus', 3 July 1919. Discharged, 26 September 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal~
|Date of death|
|Age at death||76|
|Place of burial||Scone Cemetery, New South Wales|