James Gowans

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3359
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 28 Watson's Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Ellen Gowans, 28 Watsons Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

    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

GOWANSKilled 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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