Trio: Lieutenant J. E. Howe, 2nd Canadian Infantry and East Ontario Regiment, wounded at the Ypres Salient, 4th June 1916
1914-15 Star (444246 Pte., 2/Can. Inf.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.)
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James Edward Howe was born in Welsford, Queen’s County, New Brunswick on 21st June 1891. A Farmer by occupation, he attested for the 55th Battalion (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Battalion) on 12 May 1915. He arrived in England on 29th August 1915 and was transferred to the 14th Canadian Infantry. He was posted to France on 6th September and joined the 2nd Canadian Infantry on 31st December 1915. Whilst serving with the 2nd Canadian Infantry he was wounded in action (shrapnel wound right leg) at the Ypres Salient on 4th June 1916. Howe was invalided to England but was able to return to his unit in France in September. On 5th December 1918 he was promoted Temporary Lieutenant in the Eastern Ontario Regiment. Discharged on 3rd December 1919. With copied service papers, and war diary extracts.