Canadian Private William Nicholson Lownie

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In Memory of

    805103, 87th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
    who died age 26
    on 30 March 1918
    Son of William and Annie Lownie; husband of Elizabeth Gertrude Lownie, of 1316, Lansdowne Avenue West, Toronto, Canada. Native of Scotland.

    Remembered with honour

    William Nicholson Lownie enlisted with the 136th Battalion at Port Hope early in the winter of 1915-16. His preliminary training was received at the point of mobilization at Port Hope and subsequently he "carried on" at Barriefield and Valcartier. He left for overseas with his unit in September 1916 and completed his training in the 39th Depot Battalion in England. He was transferred to the 87th Battalion in France and went through the famous Vimy Ridge battle in April 1917 and the subsequent engagements in which the Canadians took an active part. In the great March offensive of the enemy in 1918, he was mortally wounded. He fell on the 27th of that month suffering from wounds which necessitated the amputation of both legs in No. 6 Clearing Station. He was unable to stand the shock and loss of blood and died in the early morning of 30 March 1918. An officer writing home to his wife spoke most appreciatively of his fighting qualities as a soldier, his cleverness and daring. He left a wife and one child, born after his enlistment. His body is buried at Houchin British Cemetery at Nouex-les-Mines, France.

    No.6 CCS (Sister i/c: Miss J. Fyfe, QAIMNSR)
    This unit was never shelled or bombed though enemy aircraft passed overhead.

    In memory of
    who died on March 30, 1918
    No. 6 Casualty Clearing Stn, France
    Service Number - 805103
    Age - 25
    Force - Army
    Unit - Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
    Division - 87th Bn.
    Date of Birth - October 6, 1892 Aberdeen, Scotland
    Date of Enlistment - January 2, 1915 Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
    Son of William Nicholson and Annie Lownie of Port Hope, Ontario. Husband of Elizabeth Gertrude Lownie, of Toronto, Ontario.

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  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I found his marriage to Elizabeth ...

    Marriage taken from the microfilmed Port Hope newspapers

    Lownie William Nicholson
    Elizabeth Gertrude Knott
    23 Feb 1916
    St.Paul's Church, Port Hope
    Evening Guide
    24 Feb 1916
    To reside on Mill St.,PH

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