James Cowan

James Cowan

Birth 1894 Death 12th Oct 1916 Pvt
Cameron Highlanders
Service #S/17807

Personal Details

Place of Birth Whitehaven
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour) 53 George Street , Whitehaven
Residence 1911 Census 20 Peter Stree,Whitehaven
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended Primitive Methodist
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Miner
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) John & Sarah Ann
Siblings Foster ,Henry,Francis,Albert, Robert,Evelyn
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour Foster Hunter (Cowen)


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

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Cameron Highlanders
Battalion at Enlistment 5th
Rank at Enlistment Pvt
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment S/17807
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment Whitehaven
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 22
Date of Death 12th Oct 1916
Regiment at Death Cameron Highlanders
Battalion/Vessel at Death 5th
Rank at Death
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death S/17807
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Somme
Battle at Death Battle of the Ancre
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Grave Position Pier and Face 15 B
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/759885/cowen,-james/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial Primitive Methodists Roll of Honour/Methodist Church Cleator Moor


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