Flag Lt Ian Colquhoun Cowan RN


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Reference WMO/275744

Address:

Church of the Good Shepherd

Murrayfield Avenue

Murrayfield

Edinburgh

EH12 6AU

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Brass memorial tablet. The inscription is in incised roman caps in red and black lettering punctuated by one or three scallop shells. On the left side is an incised and painted 3-masted galleon in full sail, the spritsail decorated with a scallop shell. One sail on each mast; the foresail decorated with three lions of England, the mainsail with the lion of Scotland and the mizzensail with the harp of Ireland.
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'There fought and fell in the Battle off / Jutland Ian Colquhoun Cowan / Flag Lieutenant H.M.S. Defence on 31st / May 1916 in his twenty seventh year / this tablet is placed here in memory / of him and to the Glory of God / I thank my God upon every remembrance of you'

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