G Gowan, forename unknown, was believed to have been born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in 1883. He lived at 459 Beavers Hill, Southampton, Hampshire.
He engaged as a waiter in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania at New York on 30 April 1915, at a monthly rate of £4-5s-0d (£4.25). It proved to be a fateful move for him as he was killed exactly one week later, when the liner was sunk. He was aged 32 years.
His body was never recovered and identified after the disaster, so he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Nothing more is known about this seaman.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, UniLiv. D92/6/1, PRO BT 334.