Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy,
Colborne Street, desire through the Reformer to return thanks to
the many people here and elsewhere, who have extended sympathy to
them since the receipt of the news of their son, Lance Corporal
Harry J. Murphy's falling in action.
Among others are the
"The King Commands me
to assure you of the true sympathy of His Majesty and the Queen in
your sorrow." --Secretary of State for War.
"The Prime Minister
and members of the Government of Canada send their deepest
sympathy in the bereavement which you have sustained."
"Dear. Mr. Murphy, --
I desire to express to you my very sincere sympathy in the recent
decease of your son, No. 1051255, Lance Corporal Harry James
Murphy, Canadian Expeditionary Force, who in sacrificing his life
at the front in action with the enemy, has rendered the highest
service of a worthy citizen.
The heavy loss which you and the nation have sustained would
indeed be depressing were it not redeemed by the knowledge that
the brave comrade for whom we mourn performed his duties
fearlessly and well as became a good soldier, and gave his life
for the great cause of human liberty and the defense of the
Empire. Again extending to you in your bereavement my condolence
and heartfelt sympathy, I am, yours faithfully
-- (Signed) S. G. Mewburn, Minister of Militia and Defense for