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: 3359
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 08.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 28 Watson's Lane, Dundee
Ellen Gowans, 28 Watsons Lane, Dundee
Jimmy, Robert, born 12.12.1909, Samuel, born 11.12.1911 & Teresa, born 01.06.1916
More about James Gowans
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
James Gowans 3359 Black Watch
GOWANS―Killed in action, on 8th September, Private James Gowans, Black Watch, beloved husband of Nellie Gowans, 28 Watson’s Lane. – Inserted by his wife.
Also, his wee son, Jimmy Gowans, who died 9th September, aged three years. – Inserted by his mother.
Dundee People’s Journal 16th December 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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