Richard Henry COWLEY

Regimental number12/523
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, H E Cowley, Oxford Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
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 rankPrivate
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 13 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQuarry Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 1), Montauban, Somme, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: Dorothy Agnes Raynsford (formerly Cowley), 38 Cowper Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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