This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 200556
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 33
- Date of Death: 27/08/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III. B. 12.
- Date of Birth: 24.05.1884
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 16 Heans Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Cattleman, Mains of Balgay
Jessie Ann Gow nee Slorach
William Cuthbert Gow, 1886-1965 & George Gorrie Gow, 1890-1927
Mary Gow (Nee McDonald) 16 Heans Lane, Dundee
Mary, born 17.02.1913, Isabella, born 06.02.1915, & Janet, born 29.06.1916
More about James Gow
James 2 brothers both served and survived the Great War. His friend Frederick Nichol Maude S/12584, in the 2nd photo was born in Oldham, Lanchshire and died 26.09.1916 aged 25. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 10a.
James Gow 200556 Black Watch
BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED IN ACTION.
Official intimation has been received by Mrs James Gow, 16 Hean’s Lane, Dundee, that her husband, Private James Gow, Black Watch, was killed by a shell explosion on August 27.
Private Gow, who was 33 years of age, joined the transport section of the Black Watch on the outbreak of hostilities, and had been at the front for two-and-a-half years.
Previous to enlistment he was engaged as a cattleman with Mr Alexander M’Donald, farmer, Mains of Balgay, for eleven years. He leaves a widow and three children.
Dundee Courier 13th September 1917
Additional information and photo’s kindly supplied by Mike Skelly, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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