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CowanJames20279Reg Sergeant MjrSource: Nominal roll in WO127Prince of Wales Light Horse
CowanJames HenryMajorNatal. QSA issued 22 May 1908. By July 1901, he was at Wei Lai Wei, China. MID; Buller 30 Mar 1900.

QSA (3) CC Tr LN

TNA ref 161/33
Royal Engineers
CowanJames William AlstonCaptainCOWAN, JAMES WILLIAM ALSTON, Captain, was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 7 March 1899]: "James William Alston Cowan, Captain, Highland Light Infantry.  In recognition of services during the outbreak at Kandia on the 6th September 1898".  The Insignia were presented by the Queen on 11 May 1899.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Highland Light Infantry
CowanJames William AlstonCaptainHe was killed in action at Magersfontein, December 11th, 1899. He was a son of Mr J B Cowan MD LLD and was born in September 1868, and educated at Clifton College. He joined the Highland Light Infantry in January 1889, being promoted Lieutenant February 1891, and Captain January 1897. He was appointed adjutant of his battalion in January 1898, and took part In the occupation of Crete in that year, including the affair of September 6th, being mentioned in despatches, and awarded the DSO. Lieutenant General Lord Methuen reported that at Magersfontein Captain Cowan "gallantly led and rallied his men and was killed at close quarters".
Source: Donner
Highland Light Infantry
CowanJohn1317PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseVictoria, 5th Mounted Rifles Contingent
CowanJohn Alexander44PrivateLTGRA.  Ward 2, QSA (1) DoL. Ladysmith TG
CowanJohn George7TrooperSource: OZ-Boer databaseSouth Australia, 4th Imperial Bushmen's Contingent
CowanJohn George24Occupation: Draper. Next of kin: Brother. Address: Co Tyrone Ireland .
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
CowanJoseph40497TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls138th Company, 30th Btn, IY
CowanKSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsCape Town Highlanders
CowanM W WSource: WO100/285Springbokfontein Town Guard
CowanMaurice39864TrooperNo known Company. Served in 37th Btn IY
Source: QSA Medal Rolls
Imperial Yeomanry
CowanN G2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
CowanO3469Private1st Btn. Wounded at Pieter's Hill. 27 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 130 line 31
(Prince of Wales's Volunteers) South Lancashire Re
CowanP3175SapperDischarged. KSA sent 18 Jan 1904.

QSA (3) CC Tr Witt. KSA

TNA ref 155/26; 313/19
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 5th
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