Hugh Cowan HLI

1886 Jun 15. Born Son of Daniel Cowan, shipbroker , and Annie Cowan

1901 census at 16 Radnor St, Glasgow

Daniel Cowan Head Married Male 60 1841 Ship Broker Kilninian, Argyllshire, Scotland
Annie Cowan Wife Married Female 51 1850 Ship Broker Wife Argyllshire, Scotland
James Cowan Son Single Male 24 1877 Clerk Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Gavie Cowan Son Single Male 19 1882 Marine Engineer App Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Grace Cowan Daughter Single Female 16 1885 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Hugh Cowan Son Single Male 14 1887 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Mary Cowan Daughter Single Female 12 1889 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Minnie Main Servant Single Female 24 1877 General Servant Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Served 5 years in Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles as Trooper

1915 Feb 6, Enlists Address is £9 Huron Rd, Balham .He was a Tea & Rubber planter on enlisting. His brother was James Hepburn Cowan of 5 Oswald St, Glasgow

1915 Jun 15 Landed in France

1917 May 30 HLI. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). Hugh Cowan

1919 Nov 1. Medical diagnoses him Alcoholic

1919 Nov 6. Demobilised. His address is Ardmaddy, Carror Rd, Newlands, Glasgow

1921 Mar 8 Joined ADRIC with service no 1810. Posted to C Coy

1921 Apr 2. Posted to P Coy

1921 Apr 9 Dismissed the force by Asst Commandant - likely to be alcohol. given his earlier problems

1921 Apr/Jun married • Ormskirk, Lancashire to Jessie Elizabeth Bond (1890–1975)

1922 Jan 4. Highland Light Infantry. Relinquishes his commission and retains the rank of Lt, H. Cowan.

1924 Sep 4 Leaves UK for Australia, intending to settle there

1940 Sep 16 Enlisted in Australian Army

1944 Aug 12. Died Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne (Aus. 437)