Etc. -- Ernest Quanbury Killed in Action, 1917
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 30 Aug 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Casualty List Tells 
of Severe Fighting

Those Canadian Regiments that for the past fortnight have been battling so bravely for the possession of Lena, must have contained quite a sprinkling of Norfolk soldiers. The casualties, that began to arrive Saturday, are much the heaviest since Vimy Ridge. 

In contrast to what happened then, however, the fatalities are far less in proportion to wounded. It will be remembered that in the taking of Vimy Ridge more Norfolk boys lost their lives than were reported wounded.

So far we have noted the following:

Killed in Action

796182 -- Pte. Ernest Christian Quanbury, of Woodhouse.
797537 -- Pte. W. Cade of Windham.

Died of Wounds

[796873] -- Private Arthur Henry Lane, of Simcoe.

The following is from the same source.


Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Quanbury, the second son they have lost by the war. Pte. Quanbury was 19 years of age and a member of the 133rd Battalion. Everywhere are to heard expressions of feeling sympathy for the sorely tried parents.


The following is from a page 1 article in the 27 Sep 1917 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

How Pte. 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, 
Private 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 
of humanity.

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.


Also see Ernest's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2

Ernest Quanbury

Also see:
his Memorial Service


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