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Photo of Dr Agnes Marshall Cowan

Dr Agnes Marshall Cowan

Medical Officer
Birthplace Midlothian Edinburgh Scotland Date of Birth: April 18, 1880 Date of Death: August 22, 1940


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Agnes Marshall Cowan

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 18th April 1880 Edinburgh

Date and Place of Death: 22nd August 1940 Cambridge

Nationality: Scottish

This photo of Agnes Marshall Cowan has kindly been shared with us by her releative.


Childhood: In Edinburgh

Parents: Sir John and Lady Cowan

Parent’s occupations: Father is industrialist in Edinburgh

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Edinburgh University Medical School

Occupation: Doctor

Place of residence at Gretna: Not known

Job title at Gretna: Assistant Medical Officer April 1917-18

Marital status: Single

Children: No

Travels: Manchuria

Awards/recognitions: MB ChB MRCOG

Trivia / any other information: Missionary in Manchuria between the wars

Mukden College: students and staff (Agnes is thought to be in front row sitting on far left)



[caption id="attachment_14491" align="aligncenter" width="305"] This graduation photo of Agnes Marshall Cowan has been shared with us by a relative.


Born 19th April 1880 in Edinburgh
At school
Medical Student at Edinburgh University
Graduated from Edin Univ. as MB and B.Ch 31st July 1906
House Physician at Leith Hospital

House Surgeon Eye Dept. Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

Liao-yang, Manchuria, North China
At Ashiho. March 1914
Assistant Medical Officer HM Gretna April 1917-18
Medical Officer Queen Mary’s Aux Army Corps 7th May 1918
Passage to Shanghai
Arrival in Canada (Montreal), bound for Scotland September 1924
Passage to Yokohama (via Quebec) October 1925
Arrived Quebec 6th November 1925 (in transit by CPR to Vancouver)

Arrival in Quebec from Southampton in transit to Shanghai and Manchuria via CPR
Member Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (M.R.C.O.G)
Died 22nd August 1940 in Cambridge
Interred 28th August 1940. Grange Cemetery. Edinburgh


Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/A
Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher): N/A
Blogs about the individual: Worker of the Week: Agnes Marshall Cowan – Devils Porridge Museum

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