Etc. -- William Broughton died of wounds, 1917
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 17 May 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

Norfolk's Honor Roll

796138 --Private William Broughton of Simcoe has died of wounds received in action.

A native of England, he was working in Norfolk County when he enlisted. His brothers Fred, Oliver and Leonard also enlisted in Norfolk.

His eldest brother George enlisted in Manitoba, where he was working. A sixth brother who never left England, is at the front. They are sons of Albert Broughton of England.

The following transcript is of a page 1 article in the 5 Jul 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Colonel Pratt sends sympathy from France

The following letter was written to Mrs. Ora Boughner [sic] of Simcoe:

France, June 10, 1917

Dear Mrs. Broughton, -- I have just met your husband's brother and learned with profound regret of his death. I can only tell you how much I valued your husband and how proud I was and am of him. He was an ideal soldier and I counted him one of my great friends. I know that Norfolk will never forget him. 

He has but gone before a little while and I pray that a kind and loving Providence will lighten your grief and comfort you in your sorrow. You have my profound sympathy and I mourn with you the loss of a true man and a splendid Britisher.

Sincerely yours,
A. C. Pratt

Also see William's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2
Also see William's Death Record

Wm. Broughton

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