COWAN, George
(Service number 92939)

Aliases Died as George Henry Cowan.
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Date 24 February 1885 Place of Birth Tekapo

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status .Married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs E. COWAN (wife), Fairlie, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 30 December 1967 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 9, Plot 21
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Cowan married Ethel Wood on 5 August 1914 at Fairlie. Their son Andrew Alexander Cowan was born on 21 January 1916 at Timaru, and a secnd son, Charles Edward Cowan, was born on 21 May 1917 at Fairlie.. George Cowan was probably the son of Andrew and Florence Raymond (née Andrews) Cowan.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 February 2018]; Fairlie Cemetery burial records (Mackenzie District Council) [20 February 2018]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [20 February 2018]

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