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James Cowie (1890–1915)

Private James Cowie who died from typhoid at the front on June 23 was 25 years of age. He was a son of Mrs. A. Cowie of Brunswick Road, Dulwich, and was born in Glasgow, where he served his apprenticeship as a sculptor. With other members of the family he came to this State three years ago, and up to the time of his enlistment in the 16th Battalion was employed by Messrs. Cowell Bros., Norwood, and he was much esteemed by his fellow workers. He was of a jovial disposition, and left a wide circle of friends.

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'Cowie, James (1890–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 July 2024.

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


23 June, 1915 (aged ~ 25)
Imtarfa, Malta

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

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