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eMedals-Memorial Plaque - Cpl.Gowan, KIA Vimy Rdige

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Memorial Plaque - Cpl.Gowan, KIA Vimy Rdige


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Memorial Plaque - Cpl.Gowan, KIA Vimy Rdige

In bronze, (IAN DALGLEISH GOWAN). Very crisp detail, high relief, extremely fine. Accompanied by The War Graves of the British Empire Register (Roclincourt Valley Group of Cemeteries), 44 pages, complete with listings and maps inside; and a note from the Imperial War Graves Commission, dated May 19, 1926 addressed to his mother accompaning the Register. Footnote: Ian Dalgleish Gowan (350731) was born in 1897, the third and youngest son of John and Margaret Gowan of Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended George Watson's College in Edinburgh, from 1904-1913. He served one year of bank apprenticeship with the Royal Bank of Scotland, North Bridge, Edinburgh, when he enlisted as a Private with the 9th Royal Scots in November 1914. Gowan was promoted to Corporal in 1915 and by 1916, he held the rank of Lance/Sergeant in his Battalion. After a period of strenuous service in the French theatre, Gowan of B Company, 1st/9th Battalion, Royal Scots, fell near Arras on April 9, 1917, at the successful attack on Vimy Ridge, dying at the age of 19. He is buried in Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. (BGR285)
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