Alexander Gowans

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: S/14481
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 04.05.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 115 to 119

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Strathmartine by Dundee
  • Address: 1 Avondale Place, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Colin Gowans, 1 Avondale Pl, James St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

    Colin, born 12.01.1914

More about Alexander Gowans

Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. Guardian of child listed as Mrs Mary Mitchell, Mains of Castle Huntly, Longforgan.

Alexander Gowans   S/14481   Gordon Highlanders

GOWANSKilled in action, 4th May, S/14481, Lance-Corporal Alex Gowans, Gordons, aged 28, second son of Colin Gowans, 1 Avondale Place, James Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 25th May 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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