Donald Gow

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1495
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.E.48.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 22 Millars Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker
  • Mother:

    Susan Webster Gow

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:

    Georgina Gow, 22 Millars Wynd, Dundee

  • Children:

    James Gow, born 17.09.1911

More about Donald Gow

Donald is believed to be the brother of Pte James Nicholl Gow, 10843, 12th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action 25.09.1915.

This man is incorrectly listed in the original Dundee Roll of Honour and the Dundee War Memorial Supplement “Peoples Journal” May 16, 1925, as Donald Pow, 1495. His correct name is Donald Gow. Both the original Dundee Roll of Honour and War Memorial Supplement both also correctly list this man as Donald Gow, 1495.

The image shows 1495 Pte. Donald Gow (left) and 3120 Pte. David Houston, 4/5th Black Watch. Both soldiers were killed in the attack on 3 September 1916, and are buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

SECOND MEMBER OF FAMILY FALLS. Private Donald Gow had eight years’ connection with the Territorials prior to the war, and he proceeded to the front with his battaloin about eighteen months ago. He was formerly employed as a calender worker. A brother has been missing for twelve months.
Private David Houston, 21 Lawrence Street, Dundee, was in his 21st year. He was formerly a millworker, and enlisted in October, 1914. He leaves a young widow. The Courier, Friday, 15 September 1916, 4.

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