LATE LIEUT. QUANBURY
This gallant young officer,
whose death from wounds received in action was reported in our
last issue, enlisted with the Third Contingent and went to England
with the th Battalion. Later he was drafted in the C. M. R.
He was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Christopher Quanbury of Woodhouse, and attended Simcoe High
School for a number of years from which he graduated in due
Leaving this community, he
went west and became a charter pupil of the Calgary Normal School
from which institution he obtained his teaching certificate.
His certificate in his
possession, he at once commenced teaching, which vocation he
followed until his enlistment.
He was wounded on July 25th
by fragments of a shell which struck a tree near the trench he was
Although seriously injured,
he was hopeful of recovery.
But it was not to be. He was called upon to make the supreme
He died in the Empire
Hospital, London, his father hurrying to his bedside, being then
on the ocean.
He was in the first year of
his manhood, having come of age on the firing line. He deemed his
surroundings a fitting celebration for a young soldier's
He had the cause of Britain
and the uplifting of humanity truly and intelligently at heart,
and was spoken of by his superior officers as a brave soldier and
a Christian citizen.
He was an earnest worker in
the Anglican Church, to which communion he belonged.