- Occupation Charity worker
Lady Marie Cowley was president of the Soldiers Comforts Fund, which combined a large number of Funds raised by Corps and Regiments for sending comforts to soldiers from Queensland during the First World War. She was appointed OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire – 19 October 1920 for her work as President of the Soldiers Comforts Fund.
- Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2003, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/honours/honours.html
- Trove: Cowley, Marie, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-740098