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
CANADIAN OFFICER’S FUNERAL.
“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.”
Aldershot Military Cemetery, Aldershot, UK