John James COWAN

Regimental number12/330
AddressGordon, Te Aroha
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, John Cowan, Gordon, Te Aroha
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankWarrant Officer Class 2
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 16 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No 17), Nord, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J. & H.A. Cowan, Otahuhu, Auckland
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body