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Primrose Howard Primrose
4th Bn. Canadian Infantry - Central Ontario
19 january 1895 , Toronto , Ontario
26 may 1916
Son of Alexander Primrose and Clara Christine (his wife), of 100, College St., Toronto
Educated at Upper Canada College , University College 1914-1915 , Phi Kappa Pi
6'2" = 1.87m
Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
Plot I , Row D , Stone 17
8 november 1914
6 may 1915
19 june 1915
25 september 1915
29 january 1916
2 february 1916
8 may 1916
26 may 1916
12.40pm to 1.40 pm
Discharged medically unfit
Enlisted at Hamilton in the 36th Bn. CEF
Embarked from Montreal per SS 'Corsican' for England
Temporary attached to the Canadian Overseas Coprs at Ashford
Transferred to the Advance Depot at Liphook,t Bramshott.
Transferred to the 36th Bn. CEF at Shorncliffe
Granted Certificate having completed 7th Officers' Course
Attached to the 4th Bn. Canadian Infantry
A few days later he was killed in action by the explosion of an enemy's shell in the trenches at the Bluff before Ypres.
An extract from the 4th Bn. Canadian Infantry War diaries :
Location : The Bluff , Ypres
Battalion in right subsector of trenches known as 'The Bluff'.
The Bluff consists of spoil from the canal and is on the north bank.
It is the highest point in the area and commands most of the ground in rear of the front line.
'New Year' Trench shelled with high explosives.
Trench demolished with exception of one bay , 15 casualties resulted.
Lieutenant Primrose (36th Bn.) attached for instruction was killed here.
Unable to get out the killed until night.
General Officer Commanding 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade visited the trench during the afternoon.
'New Year Trench' partly rebuilt at night.
Wind : East
Weather : Fair and cool