Gowan, Anthony Thompson

Regimental Number: 18348
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 4th Battalion

Anthony was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 9, 1885. He settled in the Clairmont area in 1910 and had homesteads at 7-72-5-W6 and 32-72-5-W6. Anthony enlisted in the Canadian army at the beginning of the war in September of 1914. He was wounded in the left arm in June of 1917, and gassed in September of 1917. He also suffered from an infection in his leg in March of 1916. In June of 1918 Anthony was discharged due to shell shock and varicose veins, which were caused/aggravated by gas. He returned to the Peace country after the war and lived on his farm until he retired in 1944. Anthony died in Victoria on November 12, 1957.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 102, 164, 189; Buffalo Trails p. 261