INDENTSecond Lieutenant George Cowie of Mortlock, Banffshire, attended Rugby 1912-16, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant May, 1917, proceeded to France, 11 October and joined 54 Squadron. On 22 October 1917 during an engagement with a large enemy formation, he fell from a great height as a result of a collision, within the German lines..., it was afterwards ascertained that Cowie was killed near Roules, Belgium and was buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele (Rugby School Memorial Volume VI refers). Cowie was reported as being on patrol from St. Pierre, Cattele to Praet-Bosch Wood. At 1.45pm, whilst circling under a formation of enemy aircraft he collided with another 'Pup' piloted by 2nd Lt. P. Goodbehre of his own Squadron. However, Max Müller of Jasta 28 claimed his 28th and 29th 'Victories' from 54 Squadron on 22 October - no other Squadron aircraft were lost on the day. Unless Müller was given to fantasising it would appear that the British report preferred not to show Cowie shot down by one of Germany's leading Aces.