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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 
    FACT Bef 10 May 1919  [3
    Membership 
    • Masonic Lodge Rose of Sharon, Lodge 166.
      Junior Deaconb
    FACT 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  [6, 7
    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. [8]
    Person ID I402  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    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 MapsEducation - Bef 1915 - Annandale Public School, Annandale, NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Bef 1915 - Forest Lodge Public School, Forest Lodge, 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] x NSW BDM Indexes, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 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] x NSW BDM Indexes, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 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. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, William James Gowans Funeral Notice 12 May 1919 Page 5.
      GOWANS.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
      GOWANS and FAMILY are kindly invited to at-
      tend the Funeral of their beloved SON and BROTHER,
      William James, late 4th Battalion, A.I.F. ; which
      will leave their residence, Mena, Eurella-street, Bur-
      wood, TO-DAY, at 1.45, for the Presbyterian Ceme-
      tery, Rookwood, via Burwood station; train leaves
      Mortuary at 1.55.
      JOSEPH MEDCALF, Undertaker, Redfern.
      GOWANS.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. S.
      BICKNELL, of 41 Henderson-road, Alexandria,
      are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their be-
      loved BROTHER, William J. Gowans ; which will leave
      his late residence, Mena, Eurella-street, Burwood, TO-
      DAY, at 1.45, for Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
      GOWANS.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
      GILLESPIE, of Lucas-road, Burwood, are kindly
      invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved
      BROTHER, William J. Gowans; which will leave his
      late residence, Mena, Eurella-street, Burwood, TO-
      DAY, at 1.45, for Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
      GOWANS.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
      GOWANS, of 188 Albany-road, Petersham, are
      kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved
      BROTHER, William J. ; which will leave his late re-
      sidence, Mena, Eurella-street, Burwood, TODAY, at
      1.45, for Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookvood.
      JOSEPH MEDCALF, Undertaker, Redfern
      GOWANS.—The Friends of Mr. JOHN HENRY JOHN-
      SON and FAMILY, of 17 Springside-street, Rozelle,
      are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their be-
      loved BROTHER-IN-LAW and UNCLE, William James
      Gowans, which will leave his late residence, Mena,
      Eurella-street, Burwood, TO-DAY, at 1.45, for Pres-
      byterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
      GOWANS.—The Officers and Members of Jubilee
      Lodge, 222, U.A.O.D., Burwood, are kindly in-
      vited to attend the Funeral of their late Brother, W.
      J. GOWANS; to leave his late residence, Mena,
      Eurella-street, Burwood, TO-DAY, at 1.45, for Pres-
      byterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
      G. A. SIMS, A.D.; GEO. PARKIN, Secretary.
      FUNERALS.
      GOWANS.—MASONIC, ROSE OF SHARON, 166.—
      The Officers and Brethern of the above Lodge
      and Sister Lodges, are kindly invited to attend the
      Funeral of their beloved Brother, WILLIAM JAMES
      GOWANS, J.D. ; which will leave his late residence,
      Mena, Eurella-street, Burwood, TO DAY, MONDAY,
      at 1.45, for the Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood.
      Regalia at grave, No. 1 platform.

    7. [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

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