LIEUTENANT A. COWLEY The death has occurred of Lieutenant Arthur Cowley, of Hamilton, at the age of 46. Lieutenant Cowley spent his early boyhood in Hamilton, and later attended the Hamilton High School, where he captained the Rugby first fifteen about 26 years ago, He took a keen interest in athletics. In 1924 he joined the electrical branch of the Public Works Department and was engaged on the Mangahao scheme in the Manawatu. He was transferred to the Waikato district in 1925. Lieutenant Cowley was in charge of the drafting work on transmission lines. In March, 1942, he was granted leave of absence when he volunteered for service with the 34th Army Troop Company, New Zealand Engineers. He joined the army as a sergeant and subsequently gained his commission. Lieutenant Cowley’s father was a member of the permanent army and was well-known in Hamilton. Lieutenant Cowley is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons.
WAIKATO TIMES, VOLUME 106, ISSUE 22781, 3 DECEMBER 1945, PAGE 4
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