Saturday 14 November 2009

Private William Howard

Born on 7 September 1872 (1870 in November 1916 enlistment) in Edinburgh, Scotland - father of Susie Helen Howard, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in January 1916: present address same as daughter, trade as cook, widower, no current military service, previously served as "Cook with the Engineers", Church of England, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 146th Battalion, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 27 January 1916 (number 835485) - served four months with the 146th Battalion - joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - killed in action on 15 November 1917 - buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery (grave XVI.B.7), Belgium.

(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,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.76)

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