Lance Corporal Alexander Cowans

Lance Corporal Alexander Cranston Cowans, 1st/4th (Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in Palestine, aged 28, on 13th November 1917 of wounds received in action. He was the son of Andrew and Alice Cowans of Longframlington, Northumberland. He was a native of Yetholm, Roxburghshire and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramleh, Israel. He fell in the successful assault on El Mughar where hundreds of Turks were captured along with several artillery pieces and machine guns. The Battalion casualties were not light and 4 Officers and 31 Other Ranks were killed and 9 Officers and 138 Other Ranks were wounded.

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