Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Cowler

In memory of:

Private William Cowler

June 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

113150

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

July 21, 1884

Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Dowdle, of I, Croft St., Cardiff, Wales; husband of Louisa L. Huckridge (formerly Cowler), of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 71 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. A. 9.

Location:

STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY is located 13 Km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY lies on the N365, 4 Km beyond Mesen and immediately before the village of Ploegsteert on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CORBI to COZNI.  Microform Sequence 23; Volume Number 31829_B016732. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 167.  Page 727 of 900.
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