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ww1 record - David Cowan
« on: Friday 09 November 18 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi all can someone help me read a war record of my great uncle I can't  work out where he was killed in action
thanks Jan
Paisley:Cowan,McFarlane,
Neilston:Thorpe,Young,Edgar,McGraw,McDonald
Strath:Grant,McClean,Chrisholm
Houston:Whyte
Ayrshire:McIlwraith,McCulloch
Kirkcubright:Halliday,Blackloch

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Re: ww1 record
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 November 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Any clues from his entry on Commonwealth War Graves site? I can't access it at the moment.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 November 18 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi I could not find anything on Commonwealth War Graves site but I will try again
cheers Jan
Paisley:Cowan,McFarlane,
Neilston:Thorpe,Young,Edgar,McGraw,McDonald
Strath:Grant,McClean,Chrisholm
Houston:Whyte
Ayrshire:McIlwraith,McCulloch
Kirkcubright:Halliday,Blackloch

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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 18 21:17 GMT (UK) »
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/730463/cowan,-david/

Is this him?

Sometimes there is useful information on the cemetery details page.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 November 18 21:23 GMT (UK) »

Never come across it before but  could it be.............death presumed   :'(

The man above him was the same................

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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 November 18 21:37 GMT (UK) »
I think that's it Sandra; especially as there is no grave just his name on a panel.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 November 18 22:46 GMT (UK) »
On or since ............. Death presumed.

James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 November 18 08:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your help
Yes that the David Cowan I'm looking for ,my great grandfather brother .
thanks again Jan
Paisley:Cowan,McFarlane,
Neilston:Thorpe,Young,Edgar,McGraw,McDonald
Strath:Grant,McClean,Chrisholm
Houston:Whyte
Ayrshire:McIlwraith,McCulloch
Kirkcubright:Halliday,Blackloch

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Re: ww1 record - David Cowan
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 November 18 10:36 GMT (UK) »
As Nanny Jan says.  He would have been reported missing initially until his unit were able after the action to take stock and work out when men were last seen, which is where the date came from.

He died in the action to take Hill 70 in the Battle of Loos.  The Commander in Chiefs despatch about the battle is here
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/battles/british-field-commanders-despatches/sir-john-frenchs-ninth-despatch-loos/ (look for 15th Division which is the one his battalion belonged to).  Wiki has a lot on the battle but take care to add 1915 to your searches.

The battalion  war diary has a long account of their part in the battle and  is at:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mzx/ on Ancestry (free access at the moment).

On the link below, Hill 70 is in the bottom right quarter of square H 31 and Puits 14 Bis (mentioned in the despatch) a little to the north.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=50.4681&lon=2.8158&layers=101465011&right=BingHyb

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