Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Edwy Caldwell Howard

In memory of:

Lieutenant George Edwy Caldwell Howard

September 26, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

490883

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

204th Squadron

Citation(s):

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

July 27, 1896
Brampton, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 9, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Edwy S. Howard and Lelia R. Howard, of Toronto, Ontario Lieutenant Howard was a Graduate of the University of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 588 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BLANKENBERGE TOWN CEMETERY
Belgium

Grave Reference:

B. 4.

Location:

Blankenberge Town cemetery is located on the coast of Belgium, 4 km west from Zeebrugge and 20 km east of Oostende. The N34 runs from Zeebrugge to Oostende via the town of Blankenberge. From Zeebrugge or Oostende the N34 Koning Albertlaan leads directly to the town square. The cemetery itself is located via Kerkstraat N371, then right onto Zuidlaan for 500 metres, finally turning left along Landijk for 100 metres to the cemetery itself. This cemetery is not an open site and access is limited by normal cemetery opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Blankenberge Town Cemetery - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Blankenberge Town Cemetery - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Photo of George Edwy Caldwell Howard– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Funds were raised by the Alumni Federation (now called the University of Toronto Alumni Association.) The name of "Lt. G.E.C. HOWARD R.A.F." is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.

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