Pte. Ribble A Brave
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
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
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,