Etc. -- Leo Boughner died after returning, 1919
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This transcription is from a page 8 item in the 
2 Jan 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

" Two Simcoe men, F. A. Lambden [sic] and L. Boughner, returned to Canada last week on the steamship "Northland."


The following transcription is from a page 1 article in the 
9 Jan 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 
[Some paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber]

Death of Young Soldier

Leo Boughner, who returned to his home in Woodhouse only a week ago last Sunday from overseas, having returned on the "Northland," died on Saturday morning.

When he reached his home he was suffering from a heavy cold, and this later developed, the illness terminating fatally within less that a week after his arrival here.

It is into the conditions aboard the "Northland" that Justice Hodgins is investigating, and, of course it is not [known] whether this death is traceable to the discomforts that may have been undergone by deceased while on board.

The young soldier was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Boughner of Woodhouse. He leaves besides his parents, a wife, formerly Miss Fanny Boyington, and an infant 7 months old, which was only two days old when the father left to go overseas. One sister, Mary, and two brothers, Douglas and Gordon, also survive.

Deceased went with an engineering unit from Toronto, and only reached England.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock on Tuesday. Rev. Mr. Braund of Port Dover, conducting the service. 

Image from microfilm

 Also see Leo's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2 | side 3 | side 4

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