John Jowsey was born in Yorkshire, England in August, 1897, and settled in Monte Creek, British Columbia prior to the war. Jowsey enlisted with the 172nd Battalion in January 1916 in Kamloops, British Columbia. He served overseas in France for more than seven months until it was discovered that he had enlisted underage. Jowsey was returned to Canada and discharged in October 1917. Jowsey had given his birth date as August 18, 1900, so in fact enlisting when he was still only 15. The collection currently consists of four letters.