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Coagh - Those That Served
406   Lieutenant John Hogg Cowan
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 26/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (British Navy)
Date Of Birth:
20/02/1897
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
John Hogg Cowan was the eldest son of James and Annie Cowan. He was born on 20th February 1897. He was one of nine children, all born in the Moneymore area. They were a farming family. Lieutenant John Cowan served with the Royal Navy Reserve. During the German Spring Offensive in 1918, Lieutenant Cowan was surrounded by Germans at Bertincourt, and became a prisoner of war in Germany. He was repatriated at the end of the war.
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1 1901 Census lists Cowan family Lists John Hogg as age 4 living with the family at house 1 in Annahavil, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Cowan family Lists John Hogg as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Annahavil, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
3 Brother - James Stanton Cowan Also served in the the war
4 Cookstown War Dead Moneymore War Memorial - photo of 'served' memorial
5 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
6 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Service record (3 pages) of Lieut John Cowan
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Record names John H Cowan, Hood Battalion, RNVR
9 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Record names John and his father
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