James McGowan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 5590
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 42 Dundonald Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Davina McGowan, c/o McGregor, 135 Banuga St, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    David, Douglas, George, John, & Mrs John Simpson

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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