Etc. -- Lorance Thomas Morrow died of wounds, 1917
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The following transcription is of a page 1 article in the 10 May 1917 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer. [Paragraph break inserted by 
the transcriber]


Well known young Charlotteville farmer. 
Died of wounds received in the Vimy Ridge 
action a month ago.

He leaves a widow and two small children. 
They live on the Delhi Road, about four
miles from Simcoe.

The following is from page 11 in the 10 May 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer


The sad news reached here Saturday that Pte. Lorne T. Morrow of this place was killed in action on April 9th. The relatives have the sympathy of the whole community.

The following transcription is of a page 12 article in the 17 May 1917 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer. 

A memorial service for the late Pte. Lawrence Morrow, killed in the Vimy action, was held in Salem Methodist Church last Sunday. He leaves a widow and two small children -- one born since he went overseas.

The following transcription is of a page 2 article in the 24 May 1917 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer. 


A crowd of people that greatly overtaxed the capacity of Salem Church, assembled there on Sunday afternoon to be in attendance at the memorial service to the late Private Thomas Lorance Morrow, who died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge.

The church pews aisles and vestibule were filled, dozens of women stood about in the graveyard adjoining, while scores of cars filled with people stood along the road while the service lasted.

.The members of the Orange Lodge of Delhi, of which diseased had been a member, were present and the service was in charge of Rev. N. Argyle Hulburt, who preached an eloquent and impressive sermon. 


The following is from page 1 in the 28 Jun 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

pte. lorne morrow appreciated

Mrs. Lorne Morrow of Charlotteville values very highly the originals of these two letters received from her hero husband's two commanding officers:

Headquarters 14th Can. Batt.
Royal Montreal Regiment
France, 30 Apr 1917

Mrs. M. Morrow, Simcoe, Ont.:
Dear Madam -- Doubtless you have heard before this of the death of your husband, Pte. L. L. Morrow, who was killed during the operations on April 9th. Your husband was a good soldier and I can assure you his loss is felt keenly by all who knew him. Canada has lost a good soldier and all of us a gallant comrade.

We hope in the years to come when time will have somewhat lightended this serious blow, may the fact that your husband died bravely for his country prove some consolation to you.

I extend to you the sincerest sympathy of all the officers and men under my command.

Yours sincerely,
Gault McCombe,
Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding

Headquarters 6th Reserce Batt.
Seaford, Sussex, Eng.
May 28th 1917

Dear. Mrs. Morrow, -- After long inquiring and many letters I have just learned that your good husband was killed in that great Vimy Ridge battle on April 9th.

My first report was that he was wounded. I greatly regret his lost. He was a splendid soldier and always did his work in efficient manner. I quite know that nothing I can say will lessen your sorrow, but I want you to know that we feel for you in your great loss. In proud and loving memory Norfolk County will neither forget your husband's sacrifice nor your loss.

I can only hope that a kind Providence will lighten your load and protect and care for you and yours in your sorrow. I am proud to have had your husband in my command, and if an any time I can be of service to you, I hope you will not hesitate to let me know. 

Yours very truly,
A. C. Pratt, Lt.-Col.
Commanding 6th Can. Res. Batt. 

The following is from page 1 in the 17 Oct 1918 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

Cpl. Sam. Morris, a recently returned soldier belonging to Port Dover, was in town yesterday. He was anxious to see Mrs. Lorne Morrow of Atherton, having spent the night before going over the top at Vimy with Pte. Morrow. The latter met his death in this action. Cpl. Morrow [sic] lost a leg in serving his country.

The following is from page 5 in the 25 Oct 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

col. pratt writes to 
mrs. Lorne Morrow

H.Q. No. 1 Labour Group,
S-10, France, 30 Sep 1917

Dear Mrs. Morrow, -- I have just received particulars of Lorne's death. He was instantly killed by German machine gun fire on 9 Apr 1917. He was buried in the 14th Canadian Battalion's cemetery at Ni Ne Elms, France, near Vimy Ridge, and his name is engraved on the brass plate on the large regimental cross over the grave. If you drop a line to the Graves Registration Committee, Canadian Forces, Winchester House, London, Engla d giving these particulars, they will supply you with a photo without charge.

Harry Masecar of Simcoe was near Lorne when he fell, picked him up and helped bury him. Harry Booth was killed at the same time by a German machine gun.

With kindest regards, I am,

Yours very truly,

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

L0rance T. Morrow

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