Etc. -- Pte. Roy Myers Killed in Action, 1917
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The following transcript is of a page 1 article in the 21 Jun 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Norfolk Casualties
Killed in Action

797620 Pte. Roy Myers -- Reported as having been wounded on April 10th. Now reported killed in action. Pte. Myers was from Delhi.

The following lightly edited transcript is of a page 1 article in the 
6 Sep 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Pte. Roy 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, 
Rural Route 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 Registration Office.

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.

Photo caption on page 2 of the 9 Aug 1917 Simcoe Reformer. 

Private Roy Myers of Delhi, of the 133rd Battalion. 


Also see Roy's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2.

Private Roy Myers
Image from microfilm

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