Etc. -- Hugh Olmstead died on shipboard, 1918
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 17 Oct 1918 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Norfolk Casualties

453790 -- Private George William Cook, m.m., d.c.m,
of Simcoe. Killed in Action.
 
797223 -- William Denny of Langton.
Killed in Action on 27 Sep 1918.
Enlisted in 133rd Battalion. His parents subsequently moved to Brantford. His father, Robert Denny, is well-known in Simcoe.
 
[7973..] -- Private W. Dickey of Delhi.
Died of Wounds.
 
796007 -- Private Laurens Martinus Fleg of Simcoe. 
Killed in Action.
 
408399 -- Private Levi Nelson Kenline of Charlotteville.
Killed in Action.
 
335348 -- Private Hugh I. Olmstead of Simcoe vicinity.
Died on Shipboard.
 
796005 -- Private Robert Prentice of Simcoe.
Killed in Action.
 
Private Wilfrid Simmons of Courtland.
Died of Wounds.
 
 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 31 Oct 1918 issue of 
the Waterford Star newspaper.

Died En route to England

On Saturday, 19 Oct 1918, Mr. & Mrs. Barney Olmstead of LaSalette received word that their son, Hugh I. Olmstead, aged 23 years, died en route to England of bronchial pneumonia.

Deceased had lived in Regina three years prior to his enlistment with the Engineer Corp at Winnipeg, and was stationed for some time in the East at Bellville [sic].

The young man was very popular among his many friends at LaSalette, and they all regret very much at receiving the sad news of the death of such a sterling young man who possessed a most noble character, who had launched out to such a successful career so young in life. His parents have the sympathy of the community.
 
 

Also see Hugh's Recruitment Particulars


Image from microfilm


 
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