(Service number 15875 )
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Rifleman|
|Date||16 October 1880||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Address at Enlistment||12 Princes Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary Ann COWLES (wife), 12 Princes Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Rifle Brigade|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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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