Francis Gowans

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 2609
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 29 Blackness Square, Dundee
  • Occupation: Baxter Bros & Co Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Gowans, 29 Blackness Sq, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Francis Gowans

Francis has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

Francis Gowans   2609   Black Watch


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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