Private Louis Ethelbert Myhill

Birth: March 1, 1888 in Buckingham, Norfolk, England
Death: September 15, 1916 in France
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 703681

Louis Ethelbert Myhill enlisted in Vancouver on February 18, 1916 giving his occupation as gasoline engineer and stating his religion as Presbyterian. He listed his uncle John Grimson of Beighton, Norwich, Norfolk, as next of kin but also gave his own address as Kingcome Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia.

On enlistment, Louis Myhill joined the 102nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a private and embarked on the Empress of Britain for England. He arrived in Liverpool June 29, 1916 and proceeded to France on August 11, 1916, arriving the following day. Louis was killed in action on September 15, 1916, just one month after his arrival in the trenches. The memorial cross, plaque and scroll were sent to his mother Mrs. J. Downe, of London, England. He bequeathed his personal effects and property to his aunt, Mrs. J. Grimson.

History of the Road Name (Myhill Road):

  • Name suggested by letter from R.C. Palmer, City Clerk, to Reeve and Council dated November 17, 1954 (Street Naming File 6818 - 1950-1955)
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Meeting of December 6, 1954, res. 935, pg. 611