Mrs. T. L. Brier received a
cablegram on Thursday last stating that her son, George Raymond
Brier, had been killed in action on 8 Aug 1918.
He enlisted with the R.C.D. in
Toronto in Jun 1917 and went to France in April this year.
Mrs. Brier and son Serle [sic]
have the sincerest sympathy of Waterford friends in this, their
second bereavement within a short time.
Paris, 24 Aug. -- Word was
received in town yesterday that Pte. Ray Brier, a former
well-known and highly respected young man of Paris has been killed
in action on 8 Aug 1918.
Pte. Brier enlisted at Toronto
with the Royal Canadian Bragoons and went overseas with a draft
from that unit and had only been in France a short time.
Deceased was born in Yorkshire,
England, and was in his 25th year. For several years he was
employed by Penman's Limited, here, and at the time of enlistment
was working at Waterford for the same firm.
While in Paris he was a member of
the football team and played goal with great success. He was a
fine type of young manhood, beloved and respected by all that knew
His father died somewhat suddenly
last February. The sympathy of the community will be extended to
his mother and brother, who reside in Waterford, and also to his fiancée,
Miss Tressa Knight of Paris.