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Mawer Dougall COWTAN

Regimental number1403
Place of birthKensington England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cowtan, c/o F Pinsett, Leigham Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, England
Enlistment date24 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Clearing Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: May 1915

FateDischarged 6 February 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous good work on the 25th April, 1915, and subsequently during the landing operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). He was indefatigable during the first four days in giving aid and carrying water to the wounded, and his unswerving courage under fire was invaluable in its effects.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 7673
Date: 5 August 1915

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