Cowra War Cemetery

 

 

 

Data and Photos gathered and compiled by Faithe Jones

 

PLOT NO SURNAME CHRISTIAN NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH AGE HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION NOTES
Plot D Row D Grave 1 ARNOLD Mervin Drew   14.02.1943 43 YRS N409377 Private Garrison Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn Son of Owen John and Augusta Frances Arnold; husband of Wilhelmina Arnold, of Mortdale.  Cause of death Bullet Wound. 
Plot D Row C Grave A AULSEBROOK Allan Lumsden   23.06.1945 27 YRS N52475 Lance Corporal Army Canteens Service Son of John Lumsden Aulsebrook and Elizabeth Annie Aulsebrook, of Pennant Hills.  Cause of death ruptured Aorta.
Plot D Row C Grave 7 BOURKE John Henry 14.09.1889  Cowra, NSW 10.11.1946 57 YRS N389117 Private Infantry ACMF Cowra P W Gp.  Son of Richard and Jane Bourke, of Cowra; husband of Rose Bourke, of Cowra.  Cause of death Heart Attack.  Enlisted Paddington NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 2 BOYD Alan Francis 02.01.1907 Maryborough, Vic. 11.10.1944 37 YRS VX 71282 Corporal Infantry AIF 1st Recruit Trg. Bn.  Son of John Francis and Margaret MacKenzie Boyd; husband of Hazel May Boyd, of Maryborough, Victoria.  Cause of death Ruptured Ulcer.  Enlisted Caulfield Vic. - no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 15 BOYLE Geoffrey Donald 21.12.1925  Vermont Vic. 31.08.1944 18 YRS VX94272 Private Infantry AIF 19th Trg Bn.  Son of Donald Vernon and Dorothy Gladys Boyle, of Lysterfield, Victoria.  Cause of Death Mortar Accident.  Enlisted Royal Park Vic. - no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 5 CAMPEY Eric William 17.04.1920  Leichhardt, NSW 03.09.1945 25 YRS NX154963 Sergeant Corps of Signals AIF 5th Recruit Trg Bn.  Son of George Harden Campey and Lily Elizabeth Campey; husband of Lesley Mildred Campey, of Croydon.  Cause of Death Heart Failure.  Enlisted Port Moresby Papua, no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 3 CARTER Albert John 07.12.1925  Alberton, SA 09.12.1944 19 YRS SX33393 Private Infantry AIF 3rd Recruit Trg. Bn.  Son of Charles and Dorothy Clare Carter, of Queenstown, South Australia.  Cause of death Motor Vehicle Accident - enlisted Wayville SA, no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 10 CARTER Robert Charles   02.12.1945 24 YRS 1029571 Corporal Royal Air Force Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 243 Sqdn.  United Kingdom.  Son of Robert Charles and Ellen Ann Carter, of Abertillery, Monmouthshire.  Cause of Death Motorcycle Accident - no digital records available under service no.
Plot D Row D Grave 7 CONNARE John Thomas 29.06.1900  Sydney, NSW 22.04.1944 43 YRS N244672 Private Infantry Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn.  Cause of Death Coronary. Enisted Canberra ACT, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 2 DAVIS George 04.03.1910  Wyalong, NSW 27.02.1943 52 YRS NX51659 Corporal Infantry AIF 17th Trg Bn.  Son of Robert and Isabella Maud Davis, of Newtown.  Cause of death Motor Vehicle Accident.  Enlisted Paddington NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 6 DOMINICK Percy John 20.02.1905  Wilcannia NSW 17.09.1945 40 YRS N453802    Private Infantry  ACMF Cowra P W Gp.  Son of Albert G. Dominick and Florence C. Dominick, of Walgett.  Cause of Death Influenza & Pneumonia  Enlisted Moore Park, NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 12 DONCASTER Harry 17.07.1906  Ballarat Vic. 05.08.1944 38 YRS VX52878 Lieutenant 2/8 Infantry Battalion AIF 2/8th Bn.  Son of William Charles and Alice Doncaster; husband of Jessie Doncaster, of Ballarat, Victoria.  Cause of death killed by escaping Japanese POW.  Enlisted Royal Park Vic., no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 8 FRASER James Caldwell 24.10.1924  Elsternwick, Vic. 08.07.1944 19 YRS VX94903 Private Infantry AIF 3RD Recruit Trg. Bn.  Son of William Colin and Margaret Jane Fraser, of Caulfield, Victoria.  Cause of death Lymph infection.  Enlisted Royal Park, Vic, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 3 FRENCH Rex Keylock 10.11.1923  Sydney, NSW 14.03.1943 17 YRS N224445 Private Infantry ACMF 28th Trg. Bn.  Son of Percival Vaughan French and Ivy Ellen French, of Daceyville.  Cause of death Infection of Gall Bladder.  Enlisted Randwick NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 11 HARDY Benjamin Gower 28.08.1898  Marrickville, NSW 05.08.1944 49 YRS N103951 Private 22 Garrison Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn.  Son of Benjamin. Gower Hardy and Emily Hardy, of Willoughby.     Enlisted Chatswood NSW, no digital records available Refer Note 1
Plot D Row C Grave 10 HARFORD James 23.02.1926  Croydon, SA 25.09.1944 18 YRS SX33588 Private Infantry AIF 14th Trg Bn.  Son of James and Jessie Myra Harford, of Devon Park, South Australia.  Cause of death Lymph infection.  Enlisted Wayville SA, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 5 JOHNSON Richard William 31.03.1925  Streaky Bay, SA 07.07.1943 18 YRS SX19786 Private Infantry AIF 34th Trg Bn.  Son of Albert Henry and Evelyn Florence Johnson, of Adelaide, South Australia.  Cause of death Pneumonia  Enlisted Wayville SA, no digital records available  
Plot D Row D Grave 13 JONES Colin Walter 27.12.1925  Hamilton NSW 31.08.1944   NX177735 Private Infantry AIF 19th Trg Bn.  Son of Hoswill F. J. Jones and Eleanor F. Jones, of Newcastle.  Cause of death Mortar Accident.  Enlisted Cowra NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 10 JONES Ralph 26.09.1900  Gorleston-on-sea England 05.08.1944 43 YRS N244527 Private 22 Garrison Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn.  Son of Henry William and Eliza Jones.    Enlisted Crookwell NSW, digital records available at www.naa.gov.au Refer Note 1
Plot D Row C Grave 8 KARKOE Norman Francis 09.01.1919  Crookwell NSW 24.11.1945 22 YRS NX40344 Private 2/19 Infantry Battalion AIF 2/19th Bn.  Son of Anthony and Elsie Annie Karkoe, of Cowra.  Cause of death Motor Vehicle Accident.  Enlisted Tamworth NSW, digital records available at www.naa.gov.au
Plot D Row C Grave 9 MEDLEY Robert Dunn 17.05.1894   South Shields England 24.11.1945 52 YRS N104256 Sergent Infantry ACMF Cowra P W Gp.  Son of James Samuel and Jane Hilton Medley; husband of Catherine Medley, of Liverpool.  Cause of death Uraemia.  Enlisted  Liverpool, NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 16 READ Valentine Colin 07.02.1911  Drayton, Qld 31.08.1944 33 YRS QX5039 Lieutenant 2/5 Infantry Battalion AIF 2/5th Bn.  Son of Richard Thomas Read and May Honor Read, of Tewantin, Queensland.  Cause of death Mortar Accident.  Enlisted Gympie Qld, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 6 SCUTTS Henry Albert 02.06.1898  Sydney, NSW 12.08.1945 45 YRS N104637 Sergeant Army Canteens Service Son of Henry Albert and Bridget Scutts, of Dulwich Hill.  Cause of death Cerbral Hemorrhage.  Enlisted Recruiting Depot E C NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 9 SHEPHERD Charles Henry 18.02.1913   Surry Hills. 05.08.1944 31 YRS N387872 Private  22 Garrison Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn.  Son of James and Emily Matilda Shepherd; husband of Linda Irene Shepherd, of Panania.  Cause of death Killed by escaping Japanese POW.  Enlisted Paddington NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row C Grave 11 TOOLE Copral Desmond Lindsay 30.01.1926  Grenfell NSW 16.01.1946 19 YRS NX195344 Private Infantry ACMF Cowra P W Gp.  Son of John Leo Royden Toole and Mary Ann Vida Toole, of Orange.  Cause of death  Motor Vehicle.  Enlisted The Field, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 4 VIRTUE William Marshall 18.07.1896  Paisley Scotland 26.06.1943 50 YRS N272974 Lance Corporal Infantry Battalion ACMF 22nd Grn Bn.  Son of William and Barbara Virtue; husband of Vera Virtue, of Collaroy.  Cause of death Heart Failure.  Enlisted Recruiting Depot E C NSW, no digital records available
Plot D Row D Grave 14 YOUNG Norman Brian 17.01.1926  Ballarat Vic. 31.08.1944 18 YRS VX94193 Private Infantry AIF 19th Trg. Bn.  Son of William John Henry and Adeline Frances Sutton, of Ballarat, Victoria.  Cause of death Mortar Accident.  Enlisted Royal Park Vic, no digital records available
Note 1 : Cause of death Killed by escaping Japanese POW.  The following details are given in the London Gazette of 1st September, 1950 : Private Benjamin Gower Hardy 7 Private Jones were on duty with another soldier as the crew of a Vickers machine gun at the No. 12 Prisoner of War Camp, Cowra, guarding the compound in which were interned over 1000 Japanese prisoners of war.On the night of 4th-5th August, 1944, the prisoners staged a mass outbreak, stormed over the perimeter, and bore down on the machine gun crew. Private Hardy and Jones stood their ground and continued to work the gun until they were killed, displaying outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty against an overwhelming onslaught. Private's Hardy and Jones met their death in the true British spirit of sacrifice for their country.

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