Etc. -- Mark Rabbits was gassed
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The following transcript is of a page 1 article in the 7 Nov 1918 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
This is the obituary of Mark Rabbits.

Frank Rabbitt Dead

Mr. Frank [sic] Rabbitt [sic] died at his home near Courtland on Friday afternoon, 25 Oct 1918, after a short illness of Spanish influenza, followed by pneumonia.

Deceased enlisted with the 133rd Battalion at Simcoe and went overseas with that unit. After arriving at the battle front in France, he was severely gassed, and being unable to regain his former physical strength he was honorably discharged from the army and returned to Canada.

Regaining sufficient strength, he engaged in farming, continuing the same until he was stricken down.

He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and four children.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, from his late residence, and proceeded to the Methodist cemetery for interment.

The family have the sympathy of their many friends.

The following lightly edited transcript is from page 7 of the 
16 Oct 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


RABBIT -- In loving memory of Pte. Mark Rabbits, who died on 
25 Oct 1919. His death was the result of wounds received in active service.
                                                                         From Wife and Children


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

Mark Rabbits

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