Monday 16 November 2009

Private William Garvie Howe

Born on 14 November 1896 in Dundee, Scotland - husband of [?] Howe, Frank, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 13th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Calgary, Alberta, on 29 September 1915 (number 552779) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - killed in action on 6 April 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.H.26), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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