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Cowans, Sir John Steven

Keith Grieves

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Cowans, Sir John Steven (1862–1921), army officer, was born on 11 March 1862, at Woodbank, St Cuthbert Without, Carlisle, the eldest son of John Cowans and his wife, Jeannie (née Steven). His father was a prominent civil engineer, who founded Cowans, Sheldon & Co....

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Subjects: Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare

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