Etc. -- Bruce Leask Killed in Action, 1916
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The following lightly edited transcription is of a page 1 article in the 
14 Dec 1916 issue of the Simcoe Reformer. [Some paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber]


Day by day what the people of this community are to be called upon to suffer is brought more clearly home to us.

Bruce Leask left Canada in June. In November he crossed to France. On December 2nd he was killed in action, according to advices received  here on Tuesday.

Pte. Bruce Leask was the son of Mr. Abram Leask, who lives in the Gore of Woodhouse, just south of town. 
Bruce would have been 25 years of age had he lived until Saturday.

He was born in Windham Township and attended 
Simcoe High School for a number of years, and was 
well and favorably known to all in this district.

He left Simcoe four years ago to take up the profession 
of surveying, making his home in Winnipeg. It was 
from that city he enlisted with the 101st Battalion. 

Arriving in England he was transferred to the 42nd, a Scotch Canadian Battalion, and it was with that corps 
he met his death.

Mrs. Roy Van Patter of Simcoe is a sister. 
A brother, Grant, lives in Saskatoon.

Also see Bruce's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2

Bruce Leask

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