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Grant Davidson Mowat

In memory of:

Captain Grant Davidson Mowat

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

27. C. 27.

Location:

Souchez is a village in the Department of the Pas-De-Calais, 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. It lies in the valley of the Souchez river, between the Lorette Bridge to the west and Vimy Ridge to the east. The CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Bethune Road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Inscription– Vimy Memorial - August 2012 … Captain Grant Davidson Mowat is also commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Mourning Mother– Vimy Memorial - August 2012 … Captain Grant Davidson Mowat is also commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Vimy Memorial– Vimy Memorial - August 2012 … Captain Grant Davidson Mowat is also commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription– According to the War Diary of the 21st Battalion, Grant Davidson Mowat was killed by a snipers bullet leading his platoon of C Company during the assault at Hill 70 on August 15, 1917. His body was unidentified and his name was listed on the Vimy Memorial. This is a picture of his name on the west side of the base. His body was recovered in 1924, but was unidentified, and buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery grave site 27.C.27 as an Unknown Soldier. Subsequently the Commonwealth War Graves determined that the unknown officer buried in that grave was Captain Grant Davidson Mowat, using his boots and buttons for identification, as the only officer from the 21st Battalion killed on that day. The stone was replaced to be one that displays his name.
  • Osgoode Hall War Memorial
  • Photo of Grant Davidson Mowat– Capt. Grant Davidson Mowat, Peterborough, Ontario, Eastern Ontario Regiment, believed killed by shellfire August 15, 1917.
  • Photo of Grant Davidson Mowat– Capt. Grant Davidson Mowat, Peterborough, Ontario, Eastern Ontario Regiment, believed killed by shellfire August 15, 1917.
  • Photo of Grant Davidson Mowat– Capt. Grant Davidson Mowat, Peterborough, Ontario, Eastern Ontario Regiment, believed killed by shellfire August 15, 1917.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, located approximately 6 kilometres from the Vimy Memorial, just outside of Souchez, France.   Although, Lt. Mowat’s name is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, he was later identified as being at the Cabaret Rouge Cemetery. His "unknown" grave marker has been replaced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with a new one that reflects his true identity. May he rest in peace.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Cemetery– A panoramic view of the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, located approximately 6 kilometres from the Vimy Memorial, just outside of Souchez, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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