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CowieH N R1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Devonshire Regiment
CowieHenry Edward ColvinLieutenantCOWIE, HENRY EDWARD COLVIN, Lieutenant, was horn 17 December 1872, son of H G Cowie, of the Indian Finance Department, and Tiverton, Devonshire.  He was educated at Shrewsbury, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.  He was in the Football XI at Shrewsbury; in the Football XI at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and in the Royal Engineers Training Battalion Association Team, 1893-94.  He entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers 10 February 1893.  He was stationed at Chatham from 1893 to 1895, and in India from 1895 to 1900, in the Indian Public Works Department, Railway Branch; was promoted Lieutenant 10 February 1896.  He served in China, 1900, as Assistant to Field Engineer (Railways); was present at the Relief of Pekin; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 13 September 1901] (Medal with clasp).  He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 10 December 1901]: “Henry Edward Colvin Cowie, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers.  In recognition of services during the operations in China”.  The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the GOC Troops in China, and presented by Major General Creagh.  He was employed under the Chinese Government 10 September 1902 to 28 January 1903; was promoted Captain 1 March 1904; Major 10 February 1913; became Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 18 May 1916.  He was created a CBE in 1919.  He married, in 1903, Mary Theodora, eldest daughter of the Reverend Daniel G Thomas.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
CowieHilton Arthur1107 PrivateDistrict Mounted Rifles
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
District Mounted Rifles
CowieHugh Norman RamsayCaptainCOWIE, HUGH NORMAN RAMSAY, Captain, was born at Arrochar, 17 September 1872, son of Hugh Cowie, QC, JP. He was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst, and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment, 18 May 1892, becoming Lieutenant 28 August 1894. He served in the Tirah Expedition in 1897-98, being present at the actions of Chagra Kotal and Dargai, and the capture of Sampagha and Arhanga Passes. Reconnaissance of the Saran Sar and action of 16 November 1897. Operations in the Waran Valley and action of 16 November 1897. Operations in the Bara Valley 7 to 14 December 1897 (Medal with two clasps). He served in the South African War, 1899-1900; operations in Natal, 1899, including operations at Elandslaagte, Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop. In the Defence of Ladysmith, including the sortie of 7 December 1899) and action of 6 January 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions of Belfast (26 and 27 August) and Lydenberg 5 to 8 September. He was mentioned in Despatches (Sir R H Buller, 13 September and 9 November 1900 [London Gazette, 8 February 1901]): received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 19 April, 1901]: "Hugh Norman Ramsay Cowie, Captain, Dorsetshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia, etc, were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by the Duke of Cornwall and York 14 August 1901. He had become Captain 13 June, 1900. From 5 June, 1901 to 17 February 1904, he was Adjutant, Volunteers, and he was Adjutant, Dorsetshire Regiment from 9 September 1904 to 22 January 1905, when he went to the Staff College. He was DAQMG, Headquarters, South Africa, 20 April, 1907 to 1909; from 1909 to 1911 a Staff Captain at the War Office, and from 1912-14 Commander of a Company of Gentlemen Cadets at Sandhurst. In 1914 he was appointed Commandant of the 1st School of Instruction in France. He was created a CMG Major Cowie died on 20 May 1915, of wounds received whilst in command of the 1st Battalion of his regiment. He had married, in 1898. Victoria Alexandrina, eldest daughter of Sir Howard Elphinstone, VC KCB CMG.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Dorsetshire Regiment
CowieHugh Norman RamseyCaptainQSA (3)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Devonshire Regiment
CowieI1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
CowieI ASource: QSA and KSA rollsBritish South Africa Police
CowieJ3132PrivateQSA (5). In S.A, 10 Nov 99 - 20 Mar 03.
Source: QSA medal rolls
13th Hussars
CowieJ3774PrivateQSA (3). Initial 'G' on E.C. Roll.
Source: QSA medal rolls
3rd (The King's Own) Hussars
CowieJ4878PrivateQSA (5). Transferred to Army Reserve.
Source: QSA medal rolls
5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
CowieJBearerServed 09 Dec 99 to 12 Mar 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps
CowieJ1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
CowieJ1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
CowieJCorporalNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Durban Light Infantry
CowieJ5491Private1st Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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