William Vern Cowan, Spr.

Map point: Family farm in 1944 - Lot 25, Conc 2, Stanhope

Date of birth: 31 Jul 1923

Birthplace: Minden, Ontario

Residence and Occupation at time of enlistment: Maple Lake, Lumber work and Farmer

Enlistment date and place: 4 Nov 1942, Toronto

Service Branch: Army

Unit: Royal Canadian Engineers, 5th Field Company

Service #: B135025

Notes on war service: He trained at Petawawa, then proceeded overseas in July 1943. He was posted to Europe in Jun 1944.

Killed in action? : Yes -  8 Jul 1944

Overseas burial location: Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands Family Tree website

Information source: Library and Archives Canada WW2 Service Files of War Dead, 1939 - 1947 (viewable on Ancestry.ca)

Photo Information & source: Stanhope Museum Collection (Accession # 011.01.01)