Gunner Joseph Rickson Howell

Regimental Number:
1251211
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
78th Depot Battery
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
April 4, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
28
Enlisted at:
Edmonton, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Civilian Occupation:
Clerk
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
January 1, 1975
Age at Death:
86
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Grand Prairie Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Alberta
Plot:
Commemorated:
Wembley, Alberta
 
Date of Birth:
November 16, 1888
Next of Kin:
Harold H. Howell; cousin; Ontario, Canada
Place of Birth:
Paris, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Methodist
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36.5 Inches
Expansion:
2.5 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^1Box 1Box 4555 - 11
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Gunner
Canadian Field Artillery
78th Depot Battery
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Date of death on grave marker indicates only 1975, day and month not known

Also grave marker indicates he was born in 1886 rather than 1888 as is shown on his attestation.

Research Notes