Etc. -- George Raymond Brier -- Killed in Action, 1918
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 28 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Local Casualties

550530 G. R. Brier, Mounted Rifles, Waterford. 
Killed in Action.

The following is from a page 1 article in the 29 Aug 1918 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Killed in Action

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 him.

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. 


Also see Ray's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2

Image from microfilm

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