Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Oliver Cowan

In memory of:

Private Richard Oliver Cowan

April 9, 1917

Vimy Ridge, France

Military Service


Service Number:

195539

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 11, 1893
Trent Bridge, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 20, 1916
Peterborough, Ontario

Son of Joseph and Victoria Cowan, of Campbellford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 221 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ZIVY CRATER, THELUS
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 2. Col 2

Location:

Zivy Crater (originally called CB1) is on the south side of the road from Thelus to Neuville-St. Vaast, to the south of Lichfield Crater.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription– A photograph of the memorial wall at the Zivy Crater Cemetery. May he rest in peace.(J.Stephens)
  • Zivy Crater Cemetery– The Zivy Crater Cemetery, near Thelus, Pas de Calais, France
  • Memorial– Dedicated to Richard Oliver, killed in action at Vimy Ridge Cowan; plaque at Trent River

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