Friday 14 October 2011

Private Orville Francis Publow

Born on 2 June 1896 in Fallbrook, Ontario - son of David Publow, Perth, Ontario - brother of Private Robert Oliver Publow, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Perth, Ontario; single; Methodist; trade as painter; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 23 January 1918 (number 3056307) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.33), 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,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Though Orville and Robert Pulbow died in early 1918, their sister Florence gave birth to twin boys November 1918 and namesaked them Orville and Robert McLaren. Orville and Robert Publow were also twins, as was Florence. In total there were 4 sets of twins in their family.