Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Hugh Shearer Rowan

Lived at 55 Esplanade then The Croft, Kilmacolm. 

Son of John and Isabel Rowan. Brother of John Leck Rowan.

The Times 17th Feb 1956

"Major H S Rowan
Major Hugh Shearer Rowan MC Chairman of Messrs Rowan and Boden ship upholsterers and furnishers died in a nursing home at Glasgow on Wednesday at the age of 64.
He had been connected with the firm for 45 years and had much to do with the furnishing and decoration of the big liners built on the Clyde including the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. A little more than 12 months ago he was appointed honorary consultant to the Director of Naval Construction at the Admiralty to advise on the furnishing and decoration of the living quarters in warships. He was in the Royal Garrison Artillery in France during the 1914-18 War and also saw active service in the last war."


Major Hugh Shearer Rowan, MC, RGA 
Commissioned Temp. 2Lt, RGA on 1 Oct 14
Promoted Temp. Lt, RGA on 22 Sept 16
In June 1916 he joined 154th Siege Battery, RGA at Aldershot
Appointed Acting Captain on 4 Dec 16
In Feb and Mar 1917 he attended a Gunnery Course at Lydd and Salisbury
Promoted Temp. Captain, RGA on 18 Sept 17
Appointed Acting Major on 30 May 17
Appointed Officer Commanding,154th Siege Battery, RGA on 31 May 17
Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 1 Jan 18
Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 23 Dec 18
Gave up command of 154th Siege Battery, RGA on 13 Sep 18 and returned to England

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