Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Pages 177-178: Cowan, William
Full Text
August 23, 1944
Spr. Wm. Cowan Gives Life Overseas

  Spr. William Cowan of Haliburton has been liked while serving in France with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
  Spr. Cowan enlisted at Toronto in November 1942 and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cowan, of Maple Lake. He took his basic training in Cornwall and Petawawa and arrived overseas on July 6, 1943.
  Surviving are his widow, formerly Miss Ethel Cummings and baby daughter Sharon; also his parents, one brother Jack at home two sisters Mrs. Lyman Cox of Minden and Mrs. Richard Hewitt of Toronto.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Types
This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes) who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
Date of Publication
23 Aug 1944
Date Of Event
8 Jul 1944
Personal Name(s)
William Cowan ; Jack Cowan, Ethel Cummings ; Sharon Cowan ; Lyman Cox ; Richard Hewittt
World War II Service Files
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.08342 Longitude: -78.66626
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Pages 177-178: Cowan, William