Etc. -- Henry Arthur Harding killed in action, 1916
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The following transcriptions are from page 8 of 22 Jun 1916 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


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 overseas.

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 touching prayer.


During the service in St. Williams' Methodist Church on Sunday last the congregation was deeply grieved 
to learn from the minister, Rev. A. J. Creighton that 
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 bereaved parents.


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.


Also see Arthur's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2

H. Arthur Harding

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