following is from a page 1 article in the 28 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
 G. R. Brier, Mounted Rifles, Waterford.
Killed in Action.
 E. J. Cassels, Simcoe.
Killed in Action.
797083 Lance-Corp. Milton
Wilfred Dick of Middleton. Killed in Action
797677 Pte. William Henry
Dick of Brantford, formerly of Middleton. Killed in Action.
 Pte. Bert Hammond,
of Simcoe. Died of wounds.
796202 Pte. Alfred H.
Harris (133rd Battalion man), address given as England. Killed in Action.
796691 J. May, 133rd Battalion,
Died of wounds.
797096 Pte. David Morris,
St. Williams. Killed in Action.
796669 Pte. Charles Samuel
Place, of St. Williams.
Died of wounds.
796613 Pte. Walter Smith
(133rd Battalion man), address not stated. Killed in Action.
7585701 Pte. R. E.
Winegarden, Delhi. Killed in Action.
from the same source...
MILTON WILFRED DICK
797083 Son of Mr. Robert W. Dick,
Reeve of Middleton. Killed in action in France, 10 Aug 1918.
When the 133rd Battalion was
being recruited, Milton Dick, one of the earliest to answer the
call, wrote for The Reformer an article in which he sought to set
down for publication the reasons that actuated him, a youth of 22,
comfortably circumstanced in Norfolk, to offer himself for service
From this article, too long for
reprinting in full, we extract the opening paragraph:
"Many reasons united to move
me. Chief among them was that I felt it to be the first and forward
duty of every able bodied young man living with the confines of
the great and glorious British Empire, on which the sun never
sets, to not only uphold the integrity of that Empire, but see
that it is kept intact as well. This, it is plain to be seen,
cannot be done without many of us making some sacrifice -- our
very lives if need be -- and I could not see how I could expect
others to do this work while I remained at home enjoying the
privileges for which they were fighting and giving their life's
And now come word that this
splendid young Canadian was not indulging in empty boasts. To the
last he has been faithful. His very life he has laid down for his
following is from a page 1 article in the 12 Sep 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
CORP. MILTON DICK
MET HIS DEATH
Letter Received from his
Sergeant and Chum
From Sergt. P. C. Ross, 24567
France, 13 Aug 1918
My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Dick,
The whole section and myself wish to express our deepest sympathy
to you in the loss of poor Milton.
He was killed on the 10th, but I assure you he had
no pain, the shrapnel penetrated his helmet and
cut something in the back of his neck.
Milton had been with me since
last Christmas, and
you have no idea how much we miss him, for he
was a real man; never had a wrong word or harsh look
for any one. He was my most reliable man, always
ready to do anything he was called upon to do.
He was also my chum.
I took all his personal
belongings off him and they will be sent to you by the battalion.
His ring I sent to his brother in England. I know him also. I met
him while he was in France and came to see Milton; so I thought he
would like to have the ring.
I shall conclude now; will send
you the information as to where he was buried when I learn it. I
know the spot, but we have advanced miles beyond it. He died a
most honorable death, and for Canada's triumph. We regret it very
much for all that.
Trusting this letter reaches you
all in perfect health, I will conclude with my kindest regards.
following is from a page 10 article in the 19 Sep 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
The following resolution was
To R. W. Dick, Reeve of
Dear Sir: -- We, your fellow
councillors of the township of Middleton, bereby beg leave to
tender to yourself and your family our heartfelt sympathy in the
loss you have sustained through the death of your son, Milton, who
was killed while fighting the battle of the Empire overseas.
rHis keen desire to join the
colors and do his bit is only characteristic of the race to which
he belonged; and while we mourn the loss of our gallant sons out
yonder in France and Flanders, we still hold dear and sacred the
principles for which they are fighting; for which so many of our
lads have given their lives.
But let us remember that your
gallant boy, with others who have thus died, have given their
lives for our cherished liberty, the greatest inheritance of our
We pray that God may give you
comfort and consolation in this your hour of sorrow
Otto L. Ronson,
W. C. Schafer,
A. O. Sandham, Councillers
D. W. White, clerk and treasurer
see Milton's Attestation paper: side
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Milton W. Dick