E. C. Quanbury met his death
The letter following has been
received by Mr. Christian Quanbury of Woodhouse, from Lieut. N. F.
Macdonald, the commander of the platoon to which his son,
E. C. Quanbury, belonged. It is dated France,
29 Aug 1917.
Dear Sir: -- Your son, Private E.
C. Quanbury, who was killed on the 15th of August, was a soldier
in my platoon.
It is with much grief that I must
write to you to inform you of this sad occurrence, and I extend my
deepest sympathies to you in your bereavement.
Your son was always a good
soldier and you will be glad to know that he always carried out
his duties conscientiously.
He was killed with three other
men while carrying out
a wounded comrade, so you will see that even in the midst of this
devastating and inhuman war, your son made his complete sacrifice
while performing an act
We, out here, thank you for what
you have given, and I hope you will appreciate that fact that your
son is with many more brave comrades.