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COWAN brothers. Royal Scots Dalkeith

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: COWAN brothers. Royal Scots Dalkeith Reply with quote

Location: St Mungo's Church, Dalkeith

Thanks to Nikonbob for these photographs

Normally individual plaques are recorded separately but these are obviously a pair so I've put them here together.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alistair McEwen of the Edinburgh's War project has researched Robert Craig Cowan

http://www.edinburghs-war.ed.ac.uk/system/files/PDF_alex_cowans_casualties.pdf

Second Lieutenant Robert Craig Cowan, Royal Scots, was the elder son of Robert Craig Cowan, Papermaker, and Mabel Agnes Orr Craig Cowan, of Eskhill, Inveresk, Midlothian.
He was born at Craigiebield House, Carlops Road, Penicuik and was educated at Carglifield School, Cheltenham, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Joining the Army on the outbreak of war, he was gazetted The Royal Scots from the Officer Training Corps on 15 August, 1914 and was killed, age 20, in action at La Plinche during the Battle of Ypres on 24 October, 1914, while attached to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Scots.
His commanding officer wrote, "We miss him not only as a comrade, but as a very gallant boy, who has set a noble example of courage and fearless execution of his duty".

COWAN, ROBERT CRAIG
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 24/10/1914
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 4.
Memorial:LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mabel Craig Cowan, of Eskhill, Inveresk, Midlothian.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWAN, JOHN ORR CRAIG
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. C. 1.
Cemetery: QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mabel A. Craig Cowan, of Eskhill, Inveresk, Midlothian.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both brothers are also on the Cargilfield School War Memorial

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5121

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On IWM I have listed these at Penicuik as I can't trace a St Mungo's at Dalkeith, and Inveresk Church appears to be St Michael's.
Can anyone clarify the location please?
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