Peter McGow

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 125465
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 66th Brigade, 'A' Battery
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 30.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.D.20.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 240 Perth Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann McGow, 240 Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas McGow, 240 Perth Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George and Alexander

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Peter McGow

Peter was the brother of Pte George McGow, S/25964, 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed in action 24.10.1918 and 2nd Lt Alexander McGow, 4th Battalion, Kings African Rifles, who is believed to have returned home safely.

Peter McGow   125465   Royal Field Artillery


Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Thomas McGow, 240 Perth Road, Dundee, that their son, Gunner Peter McGow, of the R.F.A., was killed in action on 30th October.  Gunner McGow, who had taken part in a lot of heavy fighting during the 18 months he was in France, had been twice wounded previously and recommended for the Military Medal.  He had recently been home on leave.

Gunner McGow served his apprenticeship as a basketmaker at the Royal Institution for the Blind. And had intended to enter his father’s business.  Mr and Mrs McGow have other two sons in the army, one a second-lieutenant in the Black Watch and the other in the Mechanical Transport.

Dundee Courier 23rd November 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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