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Newbie with WWI Ancestry

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I found my g-grandfather, Walter Alred Cowling's. attestation papers on Ancestry.com from 1916. His regiment number was 895400. My grandpa told me his father was a grenade-rifleman in the war. Where can I find more information on his service and discharge?
 

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This site can be used to see both sides of his attestation papers. There are also a lot of Cowlings on the site

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php

Heres a link to the Canadia Expeditionary Forces. Looking at his papers it looks like he was in 191 st Batallion 2nd RD - the big black letters stamped across the document. The 191 was the Southern Alberta Overseas Battalion. Unit was raised in 1916 in McLeod, Alberta and sailed to England in March 1917 with a strength of 6 Officers and 246 other ranks. Im not very clued up on the Canadian Army

http://www.cefresearch.com/matrix/A...vision/1st Infantry Brigade/1st Battalion.htm

http://www.thunderbaymuseum.com/military.htm#L3

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ww1can/cef14_15.htm
 

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