Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond were
yesterday the recipients of sad tidings: their son Bert, reported
wounded, having died of his wounds on Thursday, the 22nd inst., at
No. 47 General Hospital in France. He was 21 years of age and was
Wounded four times in action
since his enlistment in the early days of 1915, each time saw his
return for service except the last time. He left Simcoe with Major
Dugit in May 1915, and sailed for England in November 1915.
Two brothers are still in France,
Walter, injured in the eye a few weeks ago, and Herbert, who is
still carrying on. The youngest brother, Stanley, was invalided
home in Jun and is to be operated upon some time some.
Mr, Hammond, the father, himself
enlisted in the 133rd, but was rejected at Camp Borden before the
unit proceeded overseas.
Previous to enlistment, Bert
Hammond was in the employ of the Simcoe Wool Stock Co. He was born
In addition to four of their five
sons enlisting, Mr. and Mrs. Hammond each have several male
relatives in the war.
This casualty makes the 27th of
Trinity church soldier adherents to have made the great sacrifice.