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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Hew McCowan Club Reply with quote

Going through the list of names on Glasgow Academy War Memorial I have come to Hew McCowan. He also attended Cargilfield Prep and Fettes College before going on the Christ Church, Oxford. On the Christ Church list of fallen alumni there is a short biography about Lt Cowan who was killed at Gallipoli.

It states, "As a memorial to her elder son, Lady McCowan established a club for working girls in Maryhill, the name of the institution being the Hew McCowan Club." Has anyone heard of this: an internet search reveals nothing except a reference to a club with a similar name with connection to the Kray brothers!
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=43590&p=0

Hew McCowan Memorial
95 Shakespeare Street, Glasgow G20 8LE

The building is now home to the Shakespeare Street Youth Club.
(There's even a piccie!)

On the same page there is details of the Glasgow Soldiers Home.
Really interesting stuff!
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well found, Ken.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on memorials at Glasgow Academy, Cargilfield Prep School, Fettes College and the Royal Troon Golf Club.
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