Robert William Gordon COWLEY

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COWLEY, Robert William Gordon

Service Number: 4272
Enlisted: 3 October 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, 7 July 1894
Home Town: Sunny Hill, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 June 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Plot 111, Row E, Grave 20
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kulpara District Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4272, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4272, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4272, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
19 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 4272, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography

Note: Name is incorrect on the Memorial Gate. Should read *Cowley RWG not *Cowely RWM

Rank – Lance Corporal

32 Battalion

3 October 1916 - Adelaide

7 November 1916 – Embarked HMAT A19 Afric at Adelaide

9 January 1917 – To hospital, Mumps

20 January 1917 – Discharged to duty

4 April 1917 – Proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, England

12 April 1917 – Taken of strength 32 Btn

17 August 1917 – To hospital sick

27 August 1917 – Rejoined unit

10 December 1917 – Appointed Lance Corporal

19 June 1918 – Wounded in action. Severe wound both thighs and left femur

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Born 7 July 1894 at Two Mile near Port Wakefield. Son of Robert and Marion Davidson Cowley (nee Chittleborough). On the 4 November 1915 Robert married Olive Ethel Grigg (known as Ethel) in the Methodist Manse at Snowtown, South Australia. Father of Robert William Isaac Cowley

 

Born 7 July 1894 at Two Mile near Port Wakefield. Son of Robert and Marion Davidson Cowley (nee Chittleborough). On the 4 November 1915 Robert married Olive Ethel Grigg (known as Ethel) in the Methodist Manse at Snowtown, South Australia. Father of Robert William Isaac Cowley

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