Mrs. E. Brinn, Vienna, Ont.,
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 you, madam, and to your
family, I extend the heartfelt sympathies of all ranks of the
Royal Montreal Regiment.