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: 5590
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 13/11/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.10.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 42 Dundonald Street, Dundee
Davina McGowan, c/o McGregor, 135 Banuga St, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
David, Douglas, George, John, & Mrs John Simpson
More about James McGowan
Two of his brothers both served in the Great War, Cpl John McGregor McGowan, 164153 served with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the Military Medal 02.11.1917. He survived the war. His other brother Sgt David McGowan 200813, 4/5th Battalion, Black Watch, was killed in action 31.07.1917.
James McGowan 5590 Black Watch
MCGOWAN― Killed in action on the 13th November, Private James M’Gowan Black Watch, aged 23, eldest son of Mr and Mrs M’Gowan, 43 Dundonald Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 2nd December 1916
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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