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Howe, William Ernest, of 30-40-18, Rural Saskatchewan, formerly of Bath, Somerset, England. Occupation: Telegraphist. Military Service: Lieutenant, Reg. No. 475887, 3rd University Company, PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Met man named Howe from 30.40.18. Didn’t know him,” 2:18 Jan ’16.
Additional Biographical Information
William E. Howe, aged 22, born February 1889, emigrated to Canada in 1911, working as a farm labourer for Wilfred B. Parr and his brother Claude P. Parr in Township 40, Range 18, West 3. 1911 Canadian Census, Province of Saskatchewan, District No. 208 (Battleford), Enumeration District 16 in Township 40, Range 18, W3, p. 16.
475887, Private William Ernest Howe, no previous military service, born in England, next-of-kin William John Howe, Winton, Bournemouth, Hants, England, enlisted at Saskatoon, 3 July 1915. Nominal Roll of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th University Companies, P.P.C.L.I. Reinforcements, Bob Richardson Collection, p. 9.