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Rank Private Unit Fourth Tas Contingent, Second Imperial Bushmen Date of Death 25 November 1901
Service Number 344 Service Colonial Military Forces Cause of Death Died of disease


Was a Victorian by birth, the son of Arthur Alex Cowell,  having been born at “Bringalbert” near Apsley but in 1892 the family came to Tasmania and were living at Somerset Tasmania when he enlisted. 

Taken from Daily Telegraph 29th November 1901

“The Premier has received an advice to the effect that Trooper F. G. Cowell, of the No. 2 Company of the last contingent, which left this State on March 27, 1901 had died of enteric fever at Deelfontein on the 25th instant.” 

Extracted from

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War by John Bufton








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