Sunday 11 November 2012

Private Howard Everett Morrow

Born on 23 May 1895 in Springfield, Illinois - son of Wesley W. and Alice M. Morrow, Prescott, Arizona (later Inglewood, California) - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Prescott, Arizona; trade as medical student; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 May 1917 (number 2098899) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 February 1918 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Morrow's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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