Roll of Honour


Edward Gillies MacDowall


Edward Gillies MacDowall was born on the 18th April 1892 in Langside, Cathcart, Renfrewshire. He was the son of Charles MacDowall (1859-1948), OBE (1920), Railway Manager (Glasgow and South Western Railways) and Helen MacDowall (nee Downie) (1858-1941). Edward was a pupil at Hutchesons' Grammar School. The family were living at ‘Elkington’, Hillpark, Pollokshaws, Glasgow, Lanarkshire by the time Edward went to University.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

In 1913 Edward entered his first year of study at the University of Glasgow for an MA. His first class was Law. Later in 1914 he enlisted and went to France on the 5th November 1914. His brother, Charles George MacDowall, enlisted a year later.

Private Edward Gillies MacDowall was killed in action on the 17th May 1915, aged 19, at Festubert, France. He is buried in the Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry and Faculty Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register