Private Sinclair Williamson Cowan Military Medal


World War 1



Sinclair Williamson Cowan, a native of Lochside, Castletown (Parish of Olrig) in Caithness, was born on 4th December 1893, son of William and Isabella Cowan, of Oust, Westfield, Thurso.

He joined the Caithness-shire Constabulary as a Constable on 1st June 1914. and was posted to Wick. He continued to serve there until he "resigned on 26th June 1915 to join HM Army for the duration of the War".

He was wounded in action while serving as a Guardsman in the 2nd Machine Gun Company, and died from his wounds on 30th March 1918. He was also awarded the Military Medal.

He was 24 years of age.

He lies, along with 8672 other casualties of the First and Second World Wars, in St. Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen in Seine-Maritime, France.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Scotland Wick Police Station Wick Police Station Sinclair Williamson Cowan 30-3-1918 View

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