COWAN, Thomas Kenneth
(Service number 32304)

Aliases Enlisted as Kenneth Thomas COWAN.
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 15 May 1889 Place of Birth Burkes Pass

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Four Peaks
Occupation Draughtsman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Arthur [sic] COWAN (father), Four Peaks, Geraldine
Religion Presbyterian
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 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations



Date 26 May 1962 Age 73 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Kenneth Cowan, known as Kenneth, was the son of Andrew and Florence Raymond (née Andrews) Cowan. His brother Charles Henry Cowan also served in World War I, and an older brother Edward had served in the South African War.


Auckland War memoria Museum Cenotaph Database [18 February 2018]' NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 February 2018]

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