MacNicol Duncan Cowan 2/Lt 94715

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Name MacNicol Duncan Cowan
Army number 94715
Rank 2/Lt
Date of birth 27 August 1904
Age 0
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt in the 9th Battalion 12/8/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted 12th Bn DLI. Posted 70th Brigade HQ as Intelligence Office vice Lt A.I. Catto 17/9/1939. Attended Intelligence Course. Transferred to the Black Watch 20/12/1939. Returned from Intelligence Course 24/12/1939. Posted 1 TS 1/2/1940, although remaining on Brigade HQ Staff. Served B.E.F. Evacuated via Dunkirk. Staff Employment 1943, HQ Western Command. Released from service 1945 as Honorary Major. Captain TARO (Black Watch) 1/9/1948. Ceased TARO liability on age grounds 9/10/1954 granted rank of Hon Major.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Brigade Intelligence Officer. Assistant Brigade Major. Brigade Transport Officer 19/9/1940. Staff Captain 24/7/1941 to 24/8/1941. Left for UK 3/12/1941 to visit War Office. Staff Captain 12/4/1942. Posted to Western Command as Staff Captain Q (Ops) 4/8/1942.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions W/S Lt and T/Captain 1/10/40, W/S Captain & T/Major 15/8/43.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered December 1969, Southport, Lancashire.
Home address Educated George Watson College, Edinburgh. Schoolmaster.
Source table 1TS