following is from a page 1 article in the 6 Sep 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
Private Joseph Powell, young
Englishman, adopted by Mr. Fred Marr when he was farming in
Walpole. Had been with the family eight years. Came with them when
they moved to Simcoe and worked in the Can Plant. Joined the
th Brock's Regiment.