Cowan, William Ernest: Service no. 928359

Digitized Service Record

Source: 153rd Wellington web site.


“Trade listed as Farmer. DOB 3-11-96, born Egremont Township. 5 foot 8 1/4 inches. Blue eyes, light brown hair. Methodist. NOK Elizabeth Cowan, mother. Samuel Cowan, father. Enlisted Mt Forest 27-12-15 (age 19 years). On 143rd Nominal Roll 5/2/16, no transfer noted. On 153rd Battalion Nominal Roll as published Guelph Mercury 1-12-16. Embarked with 153rd Halifax N.S. SS Olympic 29-4-17. Arrived Liverpool 7-5-17. Assigned 25th Reserve for Training and Administration. Taken on Strength 21st Battalion 5-10-16. Taken on Strength 18th Battalion 20-4-18. Wounded (Arras front) 3-9-18 GSW left buttock. Globe & Mail Canadian Casualty list 7-9-18 wounded. Invalid to Canada aboard SS Araquaya 13-2-19, Portland, Maine, USA. Disability: Gun shot wound, left leg. Demobilized 15-5-19 London. Ontario Marriage Registry, married 9-9-16 to Lola Susan Chilton at London, Ontario. Veterans Death Card: died 23-12-22, cause tubercular meningitis, death not due to war service. Ontario Death Records confirm cause of death and he was buried Mount Forest Cemetery. Headstone photo courtesy of B. Gilbert. Photo courtesy Mount Forest Legion.
File: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2070 – 2, courtesy Library & Archives Canada.”

Source: 153rd Wellington web site.

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