Etc. -- Thos. Pepper dies 1916 -- Two Accounts
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The following transcription is of page 1 article in the 27 Jul 1916 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Yesterday morning a telegram was received by The Reformer from Col. A. C. Pratt reporting the death 
of Sergt. Pepper of D. Company.

Deceased dropped dead absolutely without warning shortly after supper on Tuesday evening, while taking 
part in a football game. The cause of death was given 
as heart failure.

Sergt. Pepper was home in Waterford over Sunday and when seen in Simcoe Monday afternoon preparatory to starting back to Borden looked the picture of vigor. 
He was an Englishman by birth, unmarried, and 23 years of age. His body will arrive in Waterford this morning and the funeral takes place at two o'clock this afternoon.

Thos. Pepper

The following transcription is of page 1 article in the 
27 Jul 1916 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

First Casualty to "D" Company

The first casualty in "D" Co., of the 133rd Batt., occurred on Tuesday, when Sergt. Pepper, a well 
known young man from this place, dropped dead 
while playing a game of football at Camp Borden.

Sergt. Pepper came here several years ago from 
Villa Nova and was well known in musical circles, 
being connected with the Methodist church choir 
for over two years. 

When the 133rd Battalion was first formed, Sergt. Pepper joined "D" Co., stationed at Waterford as 
a private, but rose quickly to the rank of sergeant.

Tom was an Englishman by birth, single, and about 
23 years of age. He was well liked by both soldiers 
and civilians and all will be sorry to hear of his sudden demise.

The funeral will be held in the Methodist church, Waterford, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. An officer and pallbearers will accompany the remains.

Also see Thomas' Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2.

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