Harvey Davis Died
The following letter was
addressed to Mr. Wm. Davis of Atherton. It is from N. E. Oakes,
14th Canadians, and was written June 10, 1917, at
Elm Bank Red Cross Hospital, Eccles, Eng.
Dear Friend. -- I have
received the Simcoe Reformer from my wife and in the issue of
April 26th, I saw Harvey's picture; also sorry to hear of his
I wish to inform you that
he was not with a
railroad battalion, but was with the 14th Canadians,
and was by my side when hit.
He was hit the same time as
I was and both fell the same time, and got into the same shell
hole. He was shot through the right thigh, and I in the left.
It was shortly after six in
the morning when we were wounded. We got about 800 yards in the
enemy lines. Our wounded were dressed about an hour later, it
being about two in the afternoon when I reached our own lines.
They promised to bring Harvey right in, but I guess they did not.
He was asleep when I left him.
I am very sorry I did not wake him up and make them take him