Myers Was Accidentally Killed
The following was received by
Mrs. John Sheppard of Woodhouse, sister of the late Private Roy
Myers of Delhi. It is from Lieut.-Colonel G. McCombe, Commanding
14th Canadian Batt., and was written
27 Jul 1917 at H.Q., 14th Can. Battalion, France.
Mrs. John Sheppard,
No. 3, Simcoe, Ontario:
Dear Madame: -- Your letter of 29 June just received. Your
brother, Private R. Myers (797620), was instantly killed by the
accidental explosion of a bomb on
June 2nd, 1917, and was given a Christian burial by the Rev. Major
Cregagan, Protestant chaplain, and a cross erected over the grave.
In due time the location of same
and a photograph will reach his wife through the Graves
Your brother rendered splendid
services while under my command, particularly in the attack on
Vimy Ridge on April 27th, and I beg to again assure you of the
sincere sympathy of all ranks in your sad bereavement.