Sunday 5 April 2009

Lance-Corporal Grant Fowler

Born on 22 January 1895 in Vancouver, British Columbia - son of R.J. Fowler, North Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Graduated from McGill College British Columbia with a degree in Science in 1914-15.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 11 March 1915 (number 411050) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - wounded at Hooge, Belgium, on 15 April 1916 - wounded at Vimy, France, and made a prisoner of war on 28 March 1917 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in July 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.49)

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