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GowanJohn ThomasNominal roll #1 (G2)Driscoll's Scouts
GowanSMasterTransport Medal, clasp: South Africa. Ship: Pinemore (Wm Johnston).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
GowanT2214Sapper8th Company RMRE (M).


TNA ref 161/60; 161/78
Royal Engineers, Volunteers, Royal Monmouthshire
GowanT HCorporalSource: Nominal roll in WO127Nesbitt's Horse
GowanT McSource: WO100/252Imperial Military Railways
GowanWSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsCape Town Highlanders
GowanW169 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Johannesburg Mounted Rifles
GowanWilliamBearerServed 09 Dec 99 to 12 Mar 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps
GowanlockJames3274PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls15th Company, 5th Btn, IY
GowansA5014PrivateQSA (5).
Source: QSA medal rolls
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
GowansE A2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs) Seaforth Highl
GowansJamesMajorGOWANS, JAMES, Major, was born 23 April 1872. He was educated at Harrow (The Knoll), where he was in the School Cricket and Football Elevens; then at Clare College, Cambridge. He was in the Cambridge Rugby Fifteen, 1892-93, and was a Member of the Scotland Rugby Fifteen in 1893-94-95-96. He served in South Africa, 1900-1; in operations in Natal, March to June, 1900; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal in September and October 1901, including the defence of Forts Itala and Prospect; operations in Orange River Colony, February to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; was awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "James Gowans, Major, Durham Artillery (Militia). In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He retired as Captain, Durham Royal Field Reserve Artillery (Major and Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Reserve of Officers). He married, in 1902, Erin Laura Muriel, daughter of William Wheelright, of Durban, Natal, and they had one son and two daughters.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Durham Artillery Volunteers
GowansJohn39231TrooperServed 18 Nov 01 to 12 May 02. Discharged, medically unfit
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Canadian Scouts
GowansJohnSource: Attestation paper in WO126Canadian Scouts
GowansTChief EngineerTransport Medal, clasp: South Africa. Ship: Orcana (Pacific SN).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
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