Name :-   Gow, Francis

Nationality :-   UK

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Number :-  68801

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Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) & R.F.A.

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Extra information :-  On attestation papers Francis is down as living at 11, Albert Street, Forfar.  He was 46 years and 9 months when he joined up.  He had been in the Royal Artillery, and was discharged by purchase.  He joined up again in January 1915. 

I can find no record of his death, and wonder if he died, from wounds, after the conflict.  On page 6 of his Attestation papers there are details of his address being 28, Hospital Wynd, Dundee.  The date then as 26 July 1920.

He was 5ft. 10 inches, with a one inch vertical scar on his nose, between his eyes.  His wife was Marjory Ewart Gow, and when they were married, she lived at Parkhead, Kilry, Alyth.  They married on 6th December, 1901.

When he joined up he and Majory had the following children:-

Bella Gow, b. 28 Jan 1903, at 12 Hay Street, Alyth

Jessie Ewart Gow, b. 26 March 1905 at Edwards Hall, Letham, Forfar

Catherine Gow, b. 25th September 1907 at the above address

Francis Gow, b. 12 Feb 1911 at Netherton, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie

Celia (?) Margaret Gow, b. 24 October 1914, at the above address

1891Census

Blacksmith's House, Glenisla, Forfarshire

James Gow, head, 66, blacksmith, b. Alyth. Perthshire

Bell Gow, wife, 58, b. Inchure, Perthshire

Francis Gow, son, 18, apprentice blacksmith, b. Glenisla

Catherine Gow, grand daughter, 10, scholar, b. Glenisla

Elizabeth Alexander, domestic servant, 14, b. Glenisla

Alexander Mechie, apprentice blacksmith, 19, b. Cluny, Perthshire

1881 Census

Dykehead, Glenisla, Angus

James Gow, head, 56, Blacksmith Master employing 2 men, b. Alyth

Bell Gow, wife, 48, b. Inchure

Agnes Gow, daughter, 24, occupation 'at home' ?, b. Glenisla

Angus Gow, son, 23, blacksmith, b. Glenisla

Isabella Gow, daughter, 16, occupation 'at home' ?, b. Glenisla

David Gow, son, 14, scholar, b. Glenisla

Elizabeth A Gow, 12, daughter, scholar, b. Glenisla

John Gow, son, 9, scholar, b. Glenisla

Francis Gow, son, 8, scholar, b. Glenisla

Alexander Gow, son, 5, scholar, b. Glenisla

Catherine Gow, daughter, 2 months, b. Glenisla

David Watson, servant, 20, blacksmith, b. Feteresso (?), Kincardine