Joined the 72nd Canadian Infantry Battalion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 12 January 1916 (number 130184) - landed in France with the 72nd Battalion on 12 August 1916 - transferred to the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 1 or 2 May 1917 - rejoined the 72nd Battalion on 10 or 11 October 1917 - wounded on 21 or 24 August 1918.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Private Joshua Bowyer
Born on 21 November 1874 in Shropshire, England - husband of Mrs. F.A. Bowyer, Vancouver, British Columbia - attestation form provides the following: present address in Vancouver, British Columbia, trade as steam engineer, married with two children, currently a member of the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for seven months, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 45.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.