Etc. -- George Ribble died of wounds, 1918
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 17 Oct Nov 1918 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Norfolk Casualties

453790 -- Private George William Cook, m.m., d.c.m,
of Simcoe. Killed in Action.
797223 -- William Denny of Langton. Killed in Action 
on 27 Sep 1918. Enlisted in 133rd Battalion. 
His parents subsequently moved to Brantford. 
His father, Robert Denny, is well-known in Simcoe.
[7973..] -- Private W. Dickey of Delhi. Died of Wounds.
796007 -- Private Laurens Martinus Fleg of Simcoe. 
Killed in Action.
408399 -- Private Levi Nelson Kenline of Charlotteville. Killed in Action.
335348 -- Private Hugh I. Olmstead of Simcoe vicinity.
Died on Shipboard.
796005 -- Private Robert Prentice of Simcoe.
Killed in Action.
3310211 -- Private G. A. Ribble of Walsingham. Wounded.
Private Wilfred Simmons of Courtland. 
Died of Wounds.

The following is from a page 1 article in the 24 Oct 1918 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


3310211 -- Private Geo. A. Ribble of Walsingham. Previously reported wounded, now reported as 
having died of wounds.
He was a brother of Mrs. Henry Moore of Simcoe.

The following is from a page 5 article in the 24 Oct 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Norfolk Casualties
Killed in Action

Pte. Frank Brinn of Vienna
Pte. William Denny of Brantford
Pte. George Spain of Port Dover
Pte. Edwin George Smith of Toronto

Died of Wounds

Pte. Geo. A. Ribble of Walsingham
Pte. Wm. Dickey of Delhi. 


A page 12 item in the 5 Dec 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

With Tuesday's casualty lists the government 
announces that all the names of wounded and 
killed have been chronicled. There will, 
of course, be names of soldiers in hospital, or 
who die from accidental causes. There was 
only one name of a Norfolk soldier in the 
concluding list, that of G. A. Ribble of 
Walsingham, who has died of wounds.


A page 3 article in the 9 Jan 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Pte. Ribble A Brave Man
Mr. George Ribble of Walsingham has received the following letter from the platoon commander of his 
son, Pte. G. A. Ribble, whose death was reported in 
a recent issue of the Reformer.

                                  France, 114th Canadian Batt.,
                                                           24 Nov 1918.

Mr. Geo. Ribble,
Sir: -- I write on behalf of myself and platoon to offer our sympathy in the death from wounds received at Cambral of your son, 3,310,211, Pte. G. A. Ribble.

Pte. Ribble was a very brave man.

As we were moving up to Cambral and passing through the Hindenburg line your son was slightly wounded but would not leave the boys.

He was again wounded that night in front of a small village called St. Ollie, and still refused to go out, unfortunately.

The next day while advancing before Cambral he was again wounded, this time more seriously, but "carried on" until I ordered the stretcher bearers to carry him out.

Even then he did not want to go. I do not think I can say anything more about a man of his calibre; he was a hero and we all feel his loss very much.

During the time I knew him in the platoon he was quiet and always conducted himself in an exemplary manner.

He is buried in a small Canandain ground close by the hospital he was in.

Again extending to you our sympathy. I am sincerely yours,
                                                      Fred T. H. Youngman,




Also see George's Recruitment Particulars 

George Arthur Ribble

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