The funeral of
the late Austin Bennett, who died at his home, 300 Norfolk Street
North, Simcoe, 13 Jan 1921 in his 42nd year, was held Saturday
afternoon to Oakwood Cemetery, and was in charge of the Great War
The services were conducted
by Rev. H. C. Newcombe. About 40 Veterans followed the remains of
their comrade to their last resting place, under the command of
Major Rupert Simpson.
The pallbearers were Capt.
Slater, Lieut. Ira Miller, Lieut. J. F. Wark, Sergt. Arthur
Pte. Wm. VanBrocklin and Pte. B. Atellaar.
Deceased enlisted with the
133rd Battalion. Whilst oversea he was gassed, which finally
developed since his return into tuberculosis. Besides a sorrowing
wife, there are two sons, aged 17 and 14 years, and one daughter,
aged 12 years, to mourn his loss.