Firewatcher Samuel Hoy Gowan was a fatal casualty of the Belfast Blitz during the Second World War. He lived with his wife Margaret Gowan at 26 Castleview Road, Belfast at the time of the Luftwaffe attack on the city.
He was the son of the late Samuel Gowan and Mary Gowan of 26 Castleview Road, Belfast. Samuel Hoy Gowan died on 8th April 1941 aged 35 years old at Pollock Dock, Belfast.
Samuel Hoy Gowan’s grave is in Section A2, Grave 72 of Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down. A funeral service took place on 10th April 1941 from Messrs. Thomas Johnston’s Rest Room, 43 Bedford Street, Belfast.
8th April 1941
Pollock Dock, Belfast came under attack from the Luftwaffe during the Dock Raid in April 1941 causing the death of Firewatchers Samuel Hoy Gowan and Daniel Fee.
30th November 2020
Dundonald Cemetery in Co. Down is the resting place of many victims of the Belfast Blitz who died as a result of the Luftwaffe raids of April and May 1941.