1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Imperial Service badge (Victory Medal missing) awarded to 10834 Pte. Philip McGowan, West Riding Regiment. Pair and Plaque awarded to 131052 Pnr. James McGowan, Royal Engineers. Pair and Plaque awarded to 3821 Pte. Joseph McGowan, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. All three brothers were born in Bradford, Yorkshire. The eldest brother Philip, an iron moulder by trade, served with the 3rd. Battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment prior to the First World War. He served in France in late 1914 through to May 1915 and again from June 1915 until February 1919. He was transferred to the Labour Corps in 1917, serving under the service number 380323. James McGowan, a moulder’s labourer by trade, served as a pioneer in 232nd. Field Company, Royal Engineers. James sadly died of wounds on the 18th. of April 1917, commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. Joseph McGowan was the youngest brother, a worsted spinning jobber by trade. He joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, enlisting in Bradford. Joseph served with the 1st. and 4th. Battalions and was sadly Killed In Action on the 15th. of November 1917. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 136-138, in Belgium. Joseph also served under the service number S/40231. Comes with copy of index cards, casualty details and some service papers etc.

 

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