Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ernest Frederick Gower

In memory of:

Private Ernest Frederick Gower

June 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

150093

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 19, 1884

Son of Joseph and Emily Gower, of Maldon, Essex, England.

Commemorated on Page 93 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WOODS CEMETERY
Belgium

Grave Reference:

V. A. I.

Location:

WOODS CEMETERY is located 4 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Verbrandemolenstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg, connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. 2.5 Km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. 900 metres along the Vaartstraat lies the left hand turning onto the Verbrandemolenstraat. 400 metres along the Verbrandemolenstraat a short distance from the road is the WOODS CEMETERY. Visitors to this site should note the 100 metre grassed access path leading to the cemetery which is not accessable by vehicle.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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