James Nicholl Gow

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10843
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10 to 13

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 22 Millers Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Seabraes Mill, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Susan Webster Gow, 184 1/2 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:


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  • Children:

More about James Nicholl Gow

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of Pte Donald Gow, 1495, 4th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 03.09.1916.

James Nicholl Gow   10843   Royal Scots

GOWPrivate James, 10843, 12th Royal Scots, D Coy., No. 8 Platoon.  Officially reported missing since 25th September 1915.  His mother, Mrs Gow, c/o Mrs Knight, 22 Millar’s Wynd, Dundee, anxiously inquires for news.  Can any chum oblige?

Dundee Courier 19th November 1915

Intimation that Private James Gow, of the 1st Royal Scots, is missing, has been received by his relatives.  Private Gow resided with his sister at 22 Millar’s Wynd prior to his enlistment. He is in his 23d year.  He was previously employed at Seabraes Mill, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 11th December 1915

GOWIn fond remembrance of my dear son, Private James Gow, Royal Scots, reported missing 25th September 1915, now presumed killed on that date. – Inserted by his sorrowing mother, sister, and brothers (on active service).

Dundee People’s Journal 19th September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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