William Arthur Hubert MacDowell

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125th Battalion
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Date of death: 
March 18th, 1919
Paris Cemetery, Soldiers' Plot, Paris, Ontario
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Birth city: 
Hamilton, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
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Cause of Death: Chronic Endocarditis
Location: Paris, Ontario

BX March 9, 1919

Two Veterans of Paris Dead

PARIS, March 19 – Paris mourns today two veterans of the Great War.
William MacDowell died last night at his home in South Dumfries. He was in his 20th year and had been suffering from leakage of the heart for seven weeks. He had resided in Paris since 1912, and enlisted with the 125th Battalion, drawing his discharge at Camp Borden. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George MacDowell, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. James Scott, Hagersville; Mrs. H. Stubbins, Hamilton; Mrs. Bailey, Manitoba and three brothers, Malcolm, Manitoba; George and Donald at home. Military honors will be accorded the remains, the funeral taking place on Friday at 3.30 from the late residence. Paris veterans will have charge.

BX March 21, 1919

Last Honors to Paris Veterans – Privates William Mears and William MacDowell Laid to Rest

PARIS, March 21 – With fitting military honors, the remains of two Paris returned veterans who passed away at their homes, were tenderly laid at rest here on Thursday. The members of the Paris G.W.V.A. were assisted by a number of the members of the Brantford branch, who thus paid a last fitting farewell to their deceased brothers-in-arms, a band formed of Brantford veterans, producing the music.

Private William Mears was laid to rest in the Paris cemetery after funeral services had been held at St. James’ Church, where Rev. Rural Dean Seton-Adamson had charge of the services. The remains of Private William MacDowell, of Brantford Township, a veteran of the 125th, who had been discharged at Camp Borden, were also laid to rest in the cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. W.H. Laughton.

The attendance at the funerals was large, the citizens at large and the veterans in particular in this manner paying their tribute of respect to the two heroic dead.