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Gowans William James

Male 1890 - 1919  (28 years)


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  • Name Gowans William James 
    Born 16 Oct 1890  ,Pyrmont, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion 21 Aug 1914  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Education Bef 1915  Annandale Public School, Annandale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Bef 1915  Forest Lodge Public School, Forest Lodge, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _ATTR Bef 10 May 1919  [3
    Membership 
    • Masonic Lodge Rose of Sharon, Lodge 166.
      Junior Deaconbf
    _ATTR Bef 10 May 1919  [3
    Membership 
    • Jubilee Lodge, 222, UAOD Burwood
    Died 10 May 1919  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cause: Influenza 
    Buried 12 May 1919  Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • Shot through the back of the head by a Turk.
    • Returned to Australia. Subsequently discharged as medically unfit.
    • Wounded in action Dardanelles. Gunshot wound of head
    • Digitised Service Record Australian Archives pp 23-63
    • HEROES OF THE DARDANELLES!

      PRIVATE W. J. GOWANS (Petersham).

      Wounded.

      PRIVATE W. J. GOWANS.

      Private W. J. Gowans, of B. Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, who han been reported wounded, is 24 years or age. He is an engineer by trade, and is a son of Mr. W. P. Gowans, St. Leonards, 188 Albany-road, Petersham. [7]
    Person ID I402  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2016 

    Father Gowans William Purves,   b. 26 Sep 1867, 1 High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1938, 22 Eurella Street, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Elms Eliza Ann,   b. 18 Sep 1864, Rupert Street, East Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1941, 22 Eurella Street, Burwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1896  The Registrar's Office 50 Trafalgar Street, Annandale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1890 - ,Pyrmont, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 21 Aug 1914 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Influenza - 10 May 1919 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 1919 - Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. Sydney 1909 33071.

    2. [S22] NAA, B2455, Gowans W J.

    3. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, William James Gowans Funeral Notice 12 May 1919 Page 5.

    4. [S52] NSW BDM Indexes, 7975/1919 .
      GOWANS WILLIAM J WILLIAM P ELIZA A BURWOOD

    5. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 12 May 1919.
      GOWANS.-May 10, 1919, in his 29th year. William
      James Gowans, late 4th Batt., A.I.F., eldest son of
      William P and Eliza Ann Gowans, of Mena, Eu-
      rella-street. Burwood.

    6. [S2825] Headstone.
      Presbyterian Section 5C 4033. In loving memory of/our dear son/Private William James Gowans/4th Bat. A.I.F. Original Anzac/Died 10th May 1919/Aged 28 years/Abide with me fast falls the eventide

    7. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 1915.