Other names: Reginald John
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetKent, Ontario, CanadaOntario, Canada
Story: Reginald John Cowley was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Aug 1896 and was baptised there on 20 Sep 1896 the son of John Cowley and Fannie Cowley (nee Feltham). He lived with his parents in Fontmell Magna until the whole family emigrated to Canada in 1906 eventually settling down in Kent, Ontario, Canada. Reginald enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 10 Jul 1918 as a Private (Service No. 3139275) and was attached to the West Ontario Regiment at the 1st Battalion Depot. He only served in Canada and was finally discharged on 16 Jan 1919. He married Hazel Whittington in Kent, Ontario, on 22 Nov 1924. His death was recorded in Kent, Ontario, in 1982.