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Robert Grant Howlett

In memory of:

Lieutenant Robert Grant Howlett

December 23, 1944

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army General List

Division:

Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Additional Information


Son of the Revd. Caius Orington and Mrs. Lillian Howlett, of O'Leary, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 339 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SPRINGFIELD WEST (UNITED BAPTIST) CHURCH CEM.
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Robert Howlett– According to his tombstone, Robert Grant Howlett died of wounds sustained in the Battle of Normandy in World War II. According to his younger sister Miriam, "Bob" died of shrapnel wounds to the brain in a hospital in Montreal just before Christmas 1944. Upon receiving the terrible news, the family took down their Christmas tree. Then a few days later, presents from him, which had been purchased by a volunteer, arrived in the mail. One of his last acts was to tell his family how much he loved them. It was a very sad Christmas. We have not forgotten our "Uncle Bob" and wish to preserve his memory for future generations. Ruth Ann, Cathy, Brian and Lorne Read and his many great nieces and nephews
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