Pte
Franklin Erwin Cowan

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
03/04/1896
Lieu de naissance:
MAN, Thornhill, Canada

Informations générales

Profession:
Student, Teacher
Religion:
Presbyterian

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Canada
Force armée:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
907529
Incorporation date:
27/03/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Unités:
 —  Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 4th Coy.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
09/11/1917
Lieu de décès:
Passchendaele, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
21

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Complément d'informations

Franklin was one of three brothers of Thornhill, Manitoba who went off to the Great War. He enlisted in march 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he studied to become a teacher. Franklin was taken on by the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company, of the 2nd Canadian Division, in the spring of 1917.

On 10 November 1917, the Canadians carry out a last large-scale attack to the north of Passchendaele. Only the 1st Division goes into action, while the 2nd Division holds positions in the ruined village.

While preparing their positions at Passchendaele on 9 November 1917, Franklin was killed by relentless German shellfire. He was only 21 years old.

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