James Richard COWLING

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COWLING, James Richard

Service Numbers: 4042, 4042A
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Marist Brothers' College, Bendigo, Victoria
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died Of Wound, Killed In Action, Mont de Merris, France, 4 June 1918
Cemetery: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery
Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 23, Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Ebblinghem, Nord Pas de Calais, France, Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Myers Employees Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4042, 4th Field Ambulance, Keswick, SA
23 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4042, 4th Field Ambulance
23 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4042, 4th Field Ambulance, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
15 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4042, 4th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Infantry Battalion, France. Allotted new SN 4042A.
5 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4042A, 11th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
3 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4042A, 11th Infantry Battalion, SW to abdomen sustained at Mont de Merris, France. Evacuated to 15th CCS however died of wounds the next day 4 June 1918.
4 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, SN 4042A, 11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Commemorated on Marist Brothers' College Roll of Honour, RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria.

Parents: Henry and Catherine COWLING, 64 Dover Street, Newmarket, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria