Herbert Cowling

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
November 5th, 1917
Tyne Cot Cemetery - Ypres, Belgium - XIX.B.18.
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Greater London
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Calgary, Alberta
Next of kin address: 
129 22nd Avenue, Calgary, Alberta
Trade or calling: 
Hotel Clerk
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. 
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Passchendaele.

BX November 26, 1917

Herbert Cowling Killed in Action

Killed in action was the word received on Saturday by Mrs. Elizabeth Cowling, of 14 Holme Street, in regard to her son Pte. Herbert Cowling. He was killed on Nov. 5. He was a single man and 30 years of age and had enlisted from Calgary, going overseas with the first contingent. To get overseas speedily he had reverted to a private, from a captain. He was with the Highlanders.

BX October 4, 1916

Private H. Cowling Thrice Wounded – Son of Mrs. E. Cowling, 7 Holme Street, Receives His Third Wound

Mrs. Elizabeth Cowling, 7 Holme Street this afternoon receive word from Ottawa that her son, Pte. Herbert Cowling, infantry, was reported admitted to No. 3 General Hospital, Boulogne, September 25, with shrapnel wound in the knee.

Private Cowling enlisted at Calgary with the First Contingent and he had served at the front from the beginning. Twice previously he had been wounded, once with shrapnel in the hip, and the second time in the head. On his recovery he resumed his station at the front.

While a resident of Brantford before moving west, Private Cowling resided at 23 House Avenue.

His brother William is now on his way home from the front, disabled by wounds.