Henry Dow does not have a likeness. If you have one, please link to it in the comments section.

  cap badgePrivate Henry Dow

1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 42101

Henry Dow grave

768

1

3

0

7
Personal details

Family Information

Son of Charles and Alice Dow of 1a Iron Row, Langloan, Coatbridge. Henry left a Will leaving everything to his mother. From the 1901 Census - Address - No. 105 Barrhill Rows (old), Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire - Charles Dow aged 39, Alice Dow aged 34, Charles Dow aged 7, Alice Jane Dow (29/12/1897-27/02/1969) aged 4, Alfred Dow aged 2 and Henry Dow aged 1. Henry's Pension was awarded to his mother Alice then c/o S.B Lynch of Lakeview Avenue, St Joseph, Michigan, USA.

Born / Resided

Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire / Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 29/07/1918 at the Battle of the Soissonais and of the Ourcq (his Division captured the Bagneux Ridge)

Enlisted

Hamilton 1914

Employed

(No data. If you have details, please add a comment)

Age

18

Buried / Remembered

Soissons Memorial (Stone No 15B), Aisne, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The original British Expeditionary Force crossed the Aisne in August 1914 a few kilometres west of Soissons, and re-crossed it in September a few kilometres east. For the next three and a half years, this part of the front was held by French forces and the city remained within the range of German artillery. At the end of April 1918, five divisions of Commonwealth forces (IX Corps) were posted to the French 6th Army in this sector to rest and refit following the German offensives on the Somme and Lys. Here, at the end of May, they found themselves facing the overwhelming German attack which, despite fierce opposition, pushed the Allies back across the Aisne to the Marne. Having suffered 15,000 fatal casualties, IX Corps was withdrawn from this front in early July, but was replaced by XXII Corps, who took part in the Allied counter attack that had driven back the Germans by early August and recovered the lost ground. The Soissons Memorial commemorates almost 4,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died during the Battles of the Aisne and the Marne in 1918 and who have no known grave.

Additional Information

The Battalion sailed from Liverpool on 24/05/1915 for service at Gallipoli and landed on the 06/06/1915. In January 1916 they moved via Mudros to Egypt. They landed at Marseilles for service in France on the 17/04/1918 and were part of the 103rd Brigade, 34th Division when Henry fell. Battle of the Soissonais and of the Ourcq (Battles of the Marne1918), 23rd July – 2nd August 1918. At 4.10 am on the 20/07/1918 fog covered the ground, but the leading line, in which were the 1/8th Scottish Rifles and 1/5th K.O.S.B. of the 103rd Brigade, and the 4/R Sussex and 2/4th Queen’s of the 101st Brigade, each on a two-company front, pushed forward through a German barrage, which fell two hundred yards in front of the starting line and contained a belt of tear-gas. Henry's Division captured the Bagneux Ridge. Henry was formerly with the Highland Light Infantry (43637). Possibly Henry's brother Charles listed on the Dundyvan Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Henry's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Soissons Memorial x 2, his name on the Soissons Memorial Panel List, his CWGC Grave Registration, his former Regiment the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge, the King's Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge and Henry's Pension Records x 2.

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  remembered at home  remembered at home  additional photo  additional photo  additional photo  additional photo  additional photo  additional photo  additional photo

Creative Commons License

We have made this information and the images available under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement: © coatbridgeandthegreatwar.com

Comments

There are no comments yet for Private Henry Dow. Be the first to leave one.


Do you have any information about or memories of Private Henry Dow that you would like to share?

Or even if you would just like to leave a message to say you've been here, please leave a comment below.

*Please note that all comments are verified by a moderator before appearing on the site. All fields are required except links to photos.