COWLES, Richard John
(Service number 60907)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||31 December 1895||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Upper Waitohi; Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. H. COWLES (mother), Upper Waitohi, Temuka|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 9½ inches. Weight 136 lbs|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||30th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||13 October 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||5 March 1920||Reason||No longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
28 March 1918 wounded - gunshot wound right thigh, fractured femur. 29 March 1918 admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, then transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station. 30 March 1918to No 1 Canadian General Hospital. 2 June 1918 to England & admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital at Walton-on-Thames; 19 June 1918 placed on seriously ill list, 26 June 1918 removed from seriously ill list.
|Date||4 October 1965||Age||69 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 119, Plot 16|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Richard John Cowles was the son pf Francis Charles and Margaret Cowles.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [29 December 2016]
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