This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: May 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
- Service no: 331457
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
- Unit/Ship: 1st/1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Egypt
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 07.12.1917
- Burial Country: Egypt
- Cemetery: Cairo War Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: O.55
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 21a Park Ave, Dundee
- Occupation: Samson & Unna, Caxton House, Cowgate, Dundee
Isabella McGowan, Park Ave, Dundee
George McGowan, 21a Park Ave, Dundee
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George McGowan 331457 Yorkshire Hussars
DUNDEE HUSSAR DIES ABROAD.
Private Geo. McGowan, Yorkshire Hussars, second son of Mr and Mrs Geo. McGowan, 21a Park Avenue, Dundee, died of malaria on 7th December while on service with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. On attaining the age of eighteen in May, 1915, Pte. McGowan joined the Scottish Horse, but was subsequently transferred to the Yorkshire Hussars. He sailed overseas on 23rd June, 1916.
Deceased was previously employed with Messrs Samson & Unna, jute and linen merchants, Caxton House, Cowgate. He was a member of the 15th Company (Ogilvie Church) Boy’s Brigade. Mr and Mrs McGowan have two sons in the army, one in the Royal Engineers and the other in the Royal Flying Corps.
Dundee Courier 14th December 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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