following transcription is from a page 1 article in the 29 Apr 1917
issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
HAROLD VERNON NETHERCOTT
No. 797078 -- Son of the late
Charles and Mrs. Sylvia Nethercott of Cultus, in Houghton
While training in Simcoe with the 133rd, Private Nethercott lived
with Mrs. Franklin, Lynnwood Ave., and he became quite well known
and a great favorite with many townspeople. He was an
undergraduate of Toronto University and unmarried. Killed in
following is from a page 4 article in the 3 May 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
The reported deaths of Private J.
S. Crerar and Private Harry Nethercott in France cast a wave of
great sorrow over the whole village last week. They were both
young men of noble character and as teacher and pupil in our high
school were both highly esteemed by every one.
following is from a page 3 article in the 3 May 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
J. Stewart Crerar, M.A., left the
Port Rowan High School less than a year ago,
along with one of his pupils, Harold Nethercott of Houghton. Today
both lie in France, heroes in the
fight on Vimy Ridge. They worked together in
Port Rowan and on Vimy Ridge.
They died together, April 9.
see Harold's Attestation Paper: side
1 | side
H. V. Nethercott
Pte. H. V.
Nethercott's letter from France to his brother Everett [SR19170405p8]