Etc. -- Frank Brinn Killed in Action, 1918
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 10 May 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

More Casualties

Since our last issue the fateful cables and telegrams have been raining on Norfolk. So far as we have been able to gather, the casualties of the week are/include:

Private John Frank Brinn of 133rd Battalion was wounded at Vimy Ridge, April 30. He enlisted with Houghton Platoon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brinn of Bayham Township.

The following is from a page 1 article in the 24 Oct 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


797132 -- Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brinn of Vienna, has been reported killed in action on 
September 17th. 

He enlisted [at Port Rowan] and went overseas 
with the 133rd Battalion. 

He was wounded at the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 
9 Apr 1917, after which he spent eight months in England. 

He returned to France last November and was 
made a corporal two months before he was killed. 

He leaves his father and mother, four brothers 
and four sisters.

The following is from a page 5 article in the 24 Oct 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Norfolk Casualties
Killed in Action

Pte. Frank Brinn of Vienna
Pte. William Denny of Brantford
Pte. George Spain of Port Dover
Pte. Edwin George Smith of Toronto

Died of Wounds

Pte. Geo. A. Ribble of Walsingham
Pte. Wm. Dickey of Delhi. 


The following is a page 4 article in the 28 Nov 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

L.-Corp. Brinn was a good soldier

Headquarters, 14th Can. Bn.,
Royal Montreal Regiment,
14 Oct 1918.

Mrs. E. Brinn, Vienna, Ont., Canada.
Dear Madam,--You have probably been informed before this of the death of your son, No. 797123, Lance Corporal J. F. Brinn, who was killed in action during a successful operation in which this unit was engaged on 27 Sep 1918.

Your son was a splendid soldier and a most efficient non-commissioned officer, and I can assure you that his loss is felt by all of us, and especially his close friends, of whom he had many.

Canada has lost still another good soldier, and all of us a very brave comrade.

As time grows older, and peace is once again restored, I trust the fact that your dear son, who sacrificed his all for his King and Country and bravely met a hero's death, will somewhat assuage the grief and anguish you have to bear.

To you, madam, and to your family, I extend the heartfelt sympathies of all ranks of the Royal Montreal Regiment.

Yours sincerely,
Dick Woodall,

Also see Frank's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2
See Frank's Service Documents [pdf]

Frank Brinn


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