Charles James Carlton Mowat

Captain C J C Mowat
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st/8th Battalion
1905 Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in to 4th Lanark Rifle Volunteers on 2nd December 1907 Promoted Lieutenant in 8th Cameronians on 9th December 1911 Resigned commission 1914 Reappointed Second Lieutenant in 8th Cameronians on 14th August. Promoted Captain 26th September 1915 The battalion mobilized for war and embarked for Gallipoli from Devonport via Mudros in May, and landed at Gallipoli on 14th June. Charles Mowat was killed in action during the 28th June offensive at Gully Ravine, Gallipoli in which the battalion suffered very heavy losses. Others lost that day included Lieut William Duff, Lieut Alexander Elliot, Captain Cecil Macindoe, Captain William Church and Second Lieutenant William Robertson.
25th February 1885
Death28th June 1915
Killed in action. According to an unpublished manuscript history of the 7th Cameronians (who also fought at Gully Ravine on 28th June) some confusion arose over the identity of a body found after the battle. At first it was thought to be that of Captain Howat of the 7th Cameronians until it was realized that the dead officer had worn a monocle and it must be the body of Charles Mowat.
MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 92 to 97.
Son of Ronald Wallace Mowat and Jessie Crichton Carlton Mowat, of 15, Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow.
Ronald W Mowat (1858-1929) and Jessie C Carlton (1858-1919)
Ronald D C (1883-1894)
Glasgow Academy Loretto School 1895-1903 Trinity College, Oxford; graduated MA
Westminster Terrace, Glasgow
Not at family home - 8 Eton Terrace, Great George Street, Glasgow
Shuckburgh Park, near Daventry, Warwickshire (visitor)
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Primus Lair 27-28
Scottish National War Memorial Glasgow Academy War Memorial; Loretto Roll of Honour; Oxford University Roll of Service
When Mowat’s father died in 1929 he left one tenth each of his residuary estate to Glasgow High School, Loretto School and Trinity College, Oxford. These shares of £3745 each were to be used to fund travelling scholarships. In 1936 a memorial window in Glasgow Cathedral was unveiled in memory of Ronald W Mowat, his wife and two sons.
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Museum, Hamilton, Trinity College, Oxford, Ancestry (, and Findmypast (, Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Family Search – The Long, Long Trail - Scotlands People – The Scottish War Memorials Project –


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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