Death: Apr. 17, 1917
For nearly 92 years Gladys Winifred Fowler lay in a sealed coffin in the catacombs Kensal Green Cemetery in England.
She died in an English hotel room at the age of 18 years, while her father was serving in the military. She was the daughter of then-New Brunswick MP George Fowler, at the time a lieutenant-colonel serving with the 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry during the final months of the First World War.
A death certificate lists her cause of death as a combination of heart disease and illness.
At the end of the war the family thought she had been repatriated and buried in New Brunswick, but for reasons that may never be known she was not. Only after a volunteer with the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery helped solve the mystery, that her story became known.
With the help of Air Canada offering to fly her body home and a local Funeral Home making the arrangements, she is now laid to rest with the rest of her family in the community cemetery.