We remember John Steven Cowans

We remember John Steven Cowans

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Timeline

Timeline

1862
birth Upperby, Carlisle United Kingdom Source:8808587 Source:8808589 11th March 1862
1881
commission Regular Source:8808526 22nd January 1881
1881
service British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade Source:8808526 22nd January 1881
1881
enlistment Source:8808516 1881
1881
location Jumna India military residence address Source:8808587 1881
1884
marriage Eva May Coulson Source:8808516 1884
1890
service British Army Captain Rifle Brigade Source:8808526 3rd September 1890 - 13th June 1893
1891
location Newstead, High Street, Camberley, Frimley, Surrey United Kingdom their own address Source:8808589 1891
1893
service British Army Captain General Staff Seconded from Rifle Brigade Source:8808526 13th June 1893
1894
appointments Brigade Major (5th Brogade, 3rd Division) Source:8808526 1st September 1894 - 1st September 1897
1897
awards 1897 Jubilee Medal Other War Service Award Source:8808517 1897
1898
service British Army Major Rifle Brigade Source:8808526 9th March 1898 - 27th March 1900
1898
appointments Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Army HQ Source:8808517 11th May 1898 - 1903
1900
service British Army Lieutenant Colonel General Staff Source:8808526 28th March 1900
1901
location Hill Street, Knightsbridge, London United Kingdom their own address Source:8808590 1901
1902
awards 1902 Coronation Medal Other War Service Award Source:8808517 1902
1903
appointments Assistant Quartermaster General - 2nd Div 1st Crps Source:8808517 16th April 1903 - 1906
1906
appointments Director General Military Education (Indian Army) Source:8808517 22nd March 1906 - 1907
1906
awards Member' Victorian Order - MVO Other War Service Award Source:8808526 22nd March 1906
1906
service British Army Colonel General Staff Source:8808526 22nd March 1906
1907
appointments Director Staff Duties and Training Army HQ India Source:8808517 1907 - 1908
1908
appointments Brigade Commander, Presidency Brigade (India) Source:8808526 5th December 1908
1908
service British Army Temporary Brigadier General General Staff Source:8808526 5th December 1908
1910
service British Army Major General General Staff Source:8808526 21st March 1910 - 19th September 1915
1910
appointments Director General of the Territorial Force Source:8808526 7th November 1910
1911
awards Companion of' Bath - CB Other War Service Award Source:8808526 19th June 1911
1911
awards 1911 Coronation Medal Other War Service Award Source:8808517 1911
1911
location 89 Piccadilly, London United Kingdom their own address Source:8808591 1911
1912
appointments Quartermaster General to the Forces Source:8808526 1912 - 16th March 1919
1913
awards Knight Commander of' Bath - KCB Other War Service Award Source:8808526 3rd June 1913
1915
service British Army Temporary Lieutenant General General Staff Source:8808526 15th August 1915 - 27th October 1915
1915
service British Army Lieutenant General General Staff Source:8808526 28th October 1915
1917
awards Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown - Belgium Other War Service Award Source:8808526 24th September 1917
1917
awards Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour - France Other War Service Award Source:8808526 25th September 1917
1918
awards Kt Gd Cr Order of St Michael and St George - GCMG Other War Service Award Source:8808526 1st January 1918
1918
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:5378983 12th February 1918
1918
awards Knight of Grace Order of' St John of Jerusalem Other Civilian Service Award Source:8808526 28th March 1918
1918
appointments Colonel of the Gloucestershire Regiment Source:8808526 24th June 1918
1918
awards Grand Cordon Order of the Sacred Treasure - Japan Other War Service Award Source:8808526 9th November 1918
1919
awards Knights Grand Cross' Order of Bath - KCMG Other War Service Award Source:8808526 20th March 1919
1919
awards Grand Officer Order of the Crown - Italy Other War Service Award Source:8808526 1st April 1919
1919
awards Distinguished Service Medal - USA Other War Service Award Source:8808526 12th July 1919
1919
service British Army General General Staff Source:8808526 12th July 1919
1919
awards Grand Cross Order of the Redeemer - Greece Other War Service Award Source:8808526 24th October 1919
1920
awards Order of Chia-Ho Second Class Ta Shou - China Other War Service Award Source:8808526 17th February 1920
education Royal Military College United Kingdom Source:8808526
service British Army Lieutenant Rifle Brigade Source:8808526
1921
death Menton France Source:8808516 16th April 1921
burial St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery Non-War Cemetery Kensal Green, London United Kingdom Source:8808516

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John Steven
Initials JS
Last Name Cowans
Source 8808516
First Names Jack
Initials J
Last Name Cowans
Source 8808516
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
89 Piccadilly, London United Kingdom their own address known 1911
Hill Street, Knightsbridge, London United Kingdom their own address known 1901
Jumna India military residence address known 1881
Newstead, High Street, Camberley, Frimley, Surrey United Kingdom their own address known 1891
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Rifle Brigade Second Lieutenant
British Army General Staff Lieutenant General
British Army Rifle Brigade Lieutenant
British Army Rifle Brigade Captain
British Army General Staff Seconded from Rifle Brigade Captain
British Army General Staff Temporary Brigadier General
British Army General Staff Major General
British Army General Staff Temporary Lieutenant General
British Army General Staff Lieutenant Colonel
British Army Rifle Brigade Major
British Army General Staff Colonel
British Army General Staff General
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1897 Jubilee Medal Other War Service Award
1902 Coronation Medal Other War Service Award
1911 Coronation Medal Other War Service Award
Companion of' Bath - CB Other War Service Award
Distinguished Service Medal - USA Other War Service Award
Grand Cordon Order of the Sacred Treasure - Japan Other War Service Award
Grand Cross Order of the Redeemer - Greece Other War Service Award
Grand Officer Order of the Crown - Italy Other War Service Award
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour - France Other War Service Award
Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown - Belgium Other War Service Award
Knight Commander of' Bath - KCB Other War Service Award
Knight of Grace Order of' St John of Jerusalem Other Civilian Service Award
Knights Grand Cross' Order of Bath - KCMG Other War Service Award
Kt Gd Cr Order of St Michael and St George - GCMG Other War Service Award
Member' Victorian Order - MVO Other War Service Award
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Order of Chia-Ho Second Class Ta Shou - China Other War Service Award
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John Steven Cowans father
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Eva May Coulson wife 1884

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Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription M2740
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription M2740
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription M2740

External Evidence

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London Gazette M2740

Multimedia

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Lieutenant General Sir John Cowans M2740
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