George McGowan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: May 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dunkeld
  • Service no: 331457
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 21a Park Ave, Dundee
  • Occupation: Samson & Unna, Caxton House, Cowgate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Isabella Burnett Brown or McGowan, c/o John McGowan, 337 South Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, USA

  • Father:

    George McGowan, 21a Park Ave, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George McGowan

George McGowan   331457   Yorkshire Hussars


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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