of Five Soldier Sons Is Missing
Flight Lieut. John
Sandfield Macdonald Browne of
94 Lyndhurst avenue, Toronto, one of the five sons in [khaki] of
Mr. W. B. Browne, flour exporter, has been missing since 27 Jun
when he made a flight over the German line in France, according to
a cablegram received by his father.
Lieut. Browne, who is a
scout pilot, is 19 years of age, and was a pupil at the Central
Technical School, Toronto, when he enlisted in the Royal Air
He trained at Leaside,
Toronto, and after getting his wings was engaged for some time in
training United States flying cadets..
He went overseas in
January, and had been at the front less than two weeks.
Two brothers are overseas
as pilots in the R.A.F., namely William Gordon Browne and [Lamfere
Morrel] ("Clerk") Browne, while two other brothers,
Russell and C. M. ("Jack") were with the first Canadian
Contingent, the latter going overseas a second time with the
The missing soldier was
born in Simcoe and the family has numerous friends here to share
the anxiety and pray that news of his safety may soon be