COWLES, George
(Service number 15875 )

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 16 October 1880 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 12 Princes Street, Timaru
Occupation Carter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary Ann COWLES (wife), 12 Princes Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Post-war Occupations


Date 19 September 1960 Age 79 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 125, Plot 16
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Cowles, the son of John Cowles, was born in 1880 at Oamaru. He was educated there at the Waiareka School and the Oamaru South School, before moving to the Timaru Main School in May 1895 and leaving later that year for work. He married Mary Ann Williams in 1901 at St Mary's Church, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database 930 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru district Council) [30 December 2016]

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