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: Perth
- Service no: 2609
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 25
- Date of Death: 09/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 29 Blackness Square, Dundee
- Occupation: Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
Elizabeth Gowans, 29 Blackness Sq, Dundee
More about Francis Gowans
Francis has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
Francis Gowans 2609 Black Watch
ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE 9th MAY.
Mrs E. Gowans, 29 Blackness Square, Dundee, has received intimation that her eldest son, Private Francis Gowans, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on May 9.
Private Gowans was 25 years of age, and had served in the Black Watch for two years before war broke out. Previous to enlistment he was employed in Baxter’s Works, where he was a general favourite with his fellow-workers.
Dundee Courier 22nd June 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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