McGowan, Edward

Edward McGowan, L/Cpl 7917, 8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Died 24th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 30

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Ellen McGowan, of 33 Church Lane, Wingates, Westhoughton, Bolton.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Edward’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 28 September 1917.

 

COMMEMORATION

L/Cpl Edward McGowan has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A of the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for L/Cpl Edward McGowan, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

L/Cpl Edward McGowan is commemorated in Macclesfield on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church and St Alban’s Church war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
Macclesfield Times: 
28 September 1917, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)

 


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