Hugh Cowan

Hugh Cowan

Birth 1891 Death 9th Apr 1917 Pte.
South African Regiment
Service #9871

Personal Details

Place of Birth 50 Fletcher Street , Cleator moor
Residence at Enlistment Majorie Villas , Mayfair , Johanesburg ,South Africa
Residence (Roll of Honour) Majorie Villas , Mayfair , Johanesburg ,South Africa
Residence 1911 Census
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended R.C.
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Miner
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Hugh & Ellen Cowan
Wife's Name and Maiden Name Attilia
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment South African Regiment
Battalion at Enlistment 3rd
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 9871
Date of Enlistment 27 September 1916
Place of Enlistment Johanesburg ,South Africa
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Killed in action, during first day of the Battle of Arras. The 3rd S.A.I. was on the right of the South African Infantry Brigade in the attack of Black Line and Blue Line (North of St Laurent-Blangy). The 3rd S.A.I. sustained 53 killed and 226 wounded
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 26
Date of Death 9th Apr 1917
Regiment at Death South African Regiment
Battalion/Vessel at Death 3rd
Rank at Death Pte.
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 9871
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death St Laurent Blagny
Battle at Death Battle of Arras
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Grave Position XV. N. 11.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-/
Grave/Memorial Country
Private Memorial St Marys RC Church WW1 memorial


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