Thursday, 22 July 2010

Private James Oliver Lowe

Born on 14 October 1894 in Haley Station, Ontario - son of Mrs. Martha Lowe, Haley Station, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cheesemaker; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (three years); no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 115 pounds; medium complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 28 May 1915 (number 410962) - 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 10 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 14 February 1917 - wounded on 24 February 1917 - invalided to England on 5 March 1917 - later served with reserve units and promoted to acting Corporal.

(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)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you James Oliver Lowe was my Grandfather He took an English war bride and moved to Kapuskasing Ont after the war and lost the ability to walk in later life Like other war vets he spoke little of his war time experience