Monday 16 November 2009

Private Clarence Henry Howell

Born on 28 November 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Victoria Howell, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: reade as clerk, married, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7.75 inches, chest of 36.75 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 28 February 1916 (number 246017) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 1 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 March 1918 - wounded on 1 or 2 October 1918 - invalided to England on 6 October 1918.

(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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