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Full Name: James Cowman
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James
Surname: Cowman
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 16187
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Casual labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs J.W.R. Cowman (wife), C/o Mrs W. Haywood, Stuart, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 39 Mount Pleasant, Port Nelson, New Zealand
Military District: Nelson, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 103
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 15 July 1942
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference: Column 102.
Biographical Notes: James Cowman was the son of James Harrison Cowman and Elizabeth Hope Cowman; husband of Jean Wilson Cowman, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
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