Trooper Donald Grant Fowlds

Regimental Number:
553018
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Company:
A Squadron
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
May 26, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24
Enlisted at:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Pelly, Saskatchewan
Civilian Occupation:
Bank Manager
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
October 9, 1918
Age at Death:
27
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
July 22, 1891
Next of Kin:
F.W. Fowlds (father), Hastings, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Hastings, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
6 Feet 0 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^1Box 3245 - 4
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Trooper
Canadian Infantry
A Squadron
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Son of Frederick W. and Elizabeth Fowlds of Hastings, Ontario.

A brother of Nursing Sister Helen Lauder Fowlds.  He is mentioned in her letters which are held at Trent University archives.

April 9, 1918 - Don Fowlds wounded.  Cable from Helen, and Y.M.C.A. card from Don.

October 22, 1918 - letter re death of Don Fowlds.

October 24, 1918 - letter re death of Don Fowlds.

October 30, 1918 - letter re death of Don Fowlds - killed in action.

November 29, 1918 - memories of Don.

January 20, 1918 - writing to Grave Registration office re Don's grave, and grave location.

 

Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial