Walter Rowe

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
June 16th, 1916
Menin Gate Memorial - Ypres, Belgium - Panel
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Shoe repairer
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: Trenches between Maple Copse and Armagh Wood.

BX June 28, 1916

Private Walter Rowe Killed in Action – Paris Man Left with Draft from 76th Battalion – Other Casualties

(From Our Own Correspondent)

PARIS, June 28 - Killed in action was the news received here this morning in regard to Pte. Walter Rowe who left Paris with the 76th Battalion, but went overseas before it left with a draft. His father is a well-known boot and shoe repairer here and the word was received by him this morning. Walter Rowe was only 19 years of age. His mother is at present in Fort William. He has a brother in the 215th Battalion and three brothers-in-law also in Khaki.

BC December 16, 1916

Private Walter Rowe was a native of Nottingham. England, and came to Canada with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Rowe, some nine years ago, settling in Paris. He was 19 years of age, and early in July, 1915, enlisted in the 38th Dufferin Rifles, but later transferred and went to England. Walter was killed in action on June 16th. 1916. Besides his parents, he leaves three brothers and five sisters. One brother and four brothers-in-law are also serving with the overseas forces. Walter was a member of St. James' choir and Bible class.