Tuesday 17 November 2009

Private Henry Richard Howick

Born on 30 December 1887 in London, England - husband of Edith Mary Howick, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer, married with a three month-old daughter, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 25 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410780) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 31 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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