William Alfred Victor COWAN

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COWAN, William Alfred Victor

Service Number: 3048
Enlisted: 26 February 1917, Enlisted at Renmark, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Renmark, South Australia, 22 January 1899
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark State School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness - cerebral spinal meningitis, Sallisbury Island Isolation Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 2 August 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Durban (Ordnance Road) Military Cemetery
Row A, Grave 47 W.J. Widdowson of the Salvation officiated Undertaker was William Clemingshaw of Durban Coffin was made of lined black pine with name plate and 6 handles
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4)
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3048, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Renmark, SA
23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3048, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3048, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Edith Cowan of Renmark, SA

Medal: British War Medal