Lieutenant Herbert George Cowling

Photo courtesy: Dr. Derek Booth, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Date of Birth: 09 May 1893

Place of Birth: East Angus, Quebec

Residence: East Angus, Quebec

Nok: R G Cowling, East Angus, Quebec (Father)

Trade: Bank clerk

Attestation date: 17 March 1916

Previous military service: 7th Hussars

Unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Status: Survived


Details of service:

Lieutenant Herbert Cowling was transferred to 5 CMR on 15 Dec 1916 as part of the first draft from the 117th battalion. Lt Cowling was immediately sent to France and apart from 10 days leave in early October 1917, he remained with 5 CMR until 02 September 1918.

On 02 September 1918, Lt Cowling left 5 CMR for observer duty with the RAF. He returned to England for training, however, he came down with a case of tonsilitis and was hospitalized from mid October 1918 until 04 December 1918. Given that hostilities had ended, Lt Cowling was transferred to Quebec Regimental Depot where he awaited his return to Canada. Lt Cowling was discharged from the CEF on 03 January 1919 by reason of General Demobilization.

At the time of attestation Lt Cowling was single and had no children.