Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs.
S. H. Harding received a cablegram saying that their son, Arthur Harding, had been killed in action in France on June 6th.
Private Harding enlisted in
Calgary in 5th Battalion, sacrificing a lucrative position as
teacher in a college
to do so.
While in training at
Valcartier he was visited by his father and mother, who made that
long trip to bid their only son and child good-bye before he went
Arthur was a young man of
ability and promise and his death, though in such a cause
glorious, is nevertheless to be lamented.
Mr. and Mrs. Harding may
rest assured that they have the deepest heartfelt sympathy of this
whole village and countryside in their sad bereavement.
Reference was made in all
of the churches last Sunday concerning the death of Private Arthur
Harding. In the Neal Memorial Church the congregation was asked to
stand and the pastor, Rev. Mr. Creighton, offered a brief but
During the service in St.
Williams' Methodist Church on Sunday last the congregation
was deeply grieved
to learn from the minister, Rev. A. J.
Mr. Harding of Port Rowan had received word that
his son, Arthur Harding, had been killed in action in France. The congregation passed a resolution expressing sympathy with the
Flags in Port Rowan have
been for the past few days been flying at half-mast in token of
the death of Pte. Arthur Harding.