Charles William COWAN (KOHEN)


COWAN (KOHEN), Charles William

Service Number: 5206
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ultimo, New South Wales, 1888
Home Town: Ultimo, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Ultimo Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5206, Liverpool, New South Wales
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5206, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5206, 3rd Infantry Battalion, SS Makarini, Sydney
15 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 55th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5206, 55th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald, 1st September 1920.

KOHEN - In loving memory of our dear brother Pt C W Kohen, killed in Peronne, September 1 1918. Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, A and A Kohen, and Will.

Charles William Kohen, the son of Charles Kohen and Jane Kohen nee Alexander, enlisted at Sydney in 1916 (Service No 5206) in the 55th Battalion under the name of "Charles William Cowan". He was posted to France, and was killed during the attack on Peronne on 1st September 1918, less than 2 weeks after rejoining his unit from England. He was buried near Peronne, and then re-interred in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave III.B.12.

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