Lieutenant Gzowski Grave

Chief Warrant Officer Shaun Kelly, CD,(left), Colonel Paul Hughes, CD (center) and Lieutenant Colonel John Fotheringham, CD (right) lay a wreath at Lieutenant Gzowski’s grave in 2010.


Gravestone of Lieutenant R.M. Gzowski (son of Sir Casimir Gzowski), who died of typhus on 25 September 1910 while participating in the Regiment’s 632-rifleman visit to the United Kingdom.

He is the second Canadian serviceman (after Colour Sergeant William H. Greet) to die in the service of our country in Europe

“The funeral of Lieut. Roy Gzowski, of the Queen’s Own (Canadian) Rifles, who died in hospital from pneumonia following typhoid fever, took place at Aldershot on Friday, and was attended by detachments from every regiment in the garrison. The Buffs, to whom the Canadians were attached during their stay in England, furnished the firing party, and the pipers of the Cameron Highlanders played the weird lament “The Flowers of the Forest.” The coffin, covered with wreaths, was borne on a gun-carriage drawn by six horses of the Royal Horse Artillery. Several thousands of people watched the passage of the funeral procession.”

Gloucestershire Echo – Saturday 01 October 1910

Aldershot Military Cemetery, Aldershot, UK

Link to “Find a Grave Memorial” here

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"

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