Sunday 15 November 2009

Corporal Frank Herbert Howe

Born on 14 December 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Arthur Howe, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as father, trade as printer, single, currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (sergeant, six years), no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 1 October 1917 (number 3055056) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 19 March 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)

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