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Howard Lionel Bodwell

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Lionel Bodwell

January 15, 1919

Vancouver, British Columbia

Military Service


Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Pioneer Battalion

Division:

2nd Battalion

Citation(s):

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Born:

October 13, 1881
Ingersoll, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 24, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of E. Graham and Lila Hay Bodwell, of Ingersoll, Ontario, husband of Dulcie Margaret Bodwell of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 530 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

42. I. 6.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HOWARD LIONEL BODWELL– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Medals– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Doll– Lt Col Howard L C M Bodwell C.M.G., D.S.O was cadet 543 in the class of 1902 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served with the Canadian Engineers. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. He was the son of Lila Hay Bodwell, of Ingersoll, Ontario, and the late E. Graham Bodwell. He was the husband of Dulcia Margaret Bodwell. He died on Jan 15, 1919 of pneumonia at 37 years of age. He was buried in the Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery. An an ex-cadet, he is named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston Ontario
543 Lt-Col Howard L Bodwell CMG DSO (RMC 1901)
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Stained Glass Window– 543 Lt Col Howard L C M Bodwell C.M.G., D.S.O (RMC 1902) served with the Canadian Engineers. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

He was the son of Lila Hay Bodwell, of Ingersoll, Ontario, and the late E. Graham Bodwell. He was the husband of Dulcia Margaret Bodwell. He died on Jan 15, 1919 of pneumonia at 37 years of age. He was buried in the Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

543 Lt Col Howard L C M Bodwell C.M.G., D.S.O (RMC 1902) served with the Canadian Engineers. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. He was the son of Lila Hay Bodwell, of Ingersoll, Ontario, and the late E. Graham Bodwell. He was the husband of Dulcia Margaret Bodwell. He died on Jan 15, 1919 of pneumonia at 37 years of age. He was buried in the Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery.
  • Memorial Cross– Memorial cross in the cemetery where Lt. Colonel Howard L. Bodwell C.M.G. & D.C.O. who served with the Canadian Engneers C.E.F. was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC
  • Grave marker– Lt. Colonel Howard L. Bodwell C.M.G. & D.C.O. who served with the Canadian Engneers C.E.F. was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC
  • Cemetery– View of the grave site of Lt. Colonel Howard L. Bodwell C.M.G. & D.C.O. who served with the Canadian Engneers C.E.F. was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Lt. Colonel Howard L. Bodwell C.M.G. & D.C.O. who served with the Canadian Engneers C.E.F.  Born in Ingersoll Ontario on Oct. 13th 1881.  Husband of Dulcia M. Bodwell.  Howard enlisted into the C.E.F. in March of 1915 listing prior military service with the following units  3 years with the R.M.C.  72nd & 47th Battn. C.E.F. he listed his occupation as "Civil Engneer" Howard died on Jan. 15th 1919 at age 37 during the great Spanish Flu panademic of 1918-19.  He was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC
  • Grave Marker– The headstone that is now at Mountain View as of the summer of 2011.

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