158016 Sgt. Herbert Lowe Nown

Regina Trench Cemetery


Near Courcelette


Born in Northampton, England, in May 1888, Herbert signed on in Toronto in September 1915.

A resident of Toronto, and a painter by trade, Herbert originally attested on September 7th, 1916, into the 81st Battalion.

Herbert was amongst 390 men of the 81st to be transferred to the 4th CMR in June 1916, after the 4th CMR's losses at at the 'Battle for Mount Sorrel' on June 2nd, 1916.

At the time of Herbert's loss, on October 10th, 1916, the 4th CMR, having been battered in the battles for Regina Trench on the 1st, and on the 10th was in the support trenches at at Tara Hill, providing working parties under very dangerous conditions. Herbert was lost in themidst of this work.

Sgt. Herbert Lowe Nown is one of 15 men of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles who are known to lie at rest in the Regina Trench Military Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.

Represented by Ruth Pritchard.

Headstone image credit to Karen Girling, and biography excerpt courtesy of 4cmr.com