following are extracts from a page 9 article about Private
Thomas Miller in the 18 May 1916 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.
To the Editor
of the Simcoe Reformer:
... Private Will Ringler, Tommy [Miller] and myself were the only ones
[at Niagara at the time] picked
for the draft, and sent
to England. There we left
Ringler, as he was taking a
machine gun course.....
I regret ... to say that
my chum Private Ringler has
been killed by shell fire. I do
not know whether he
had any friends in Simcoe, as his home
is somewhere near Ottawa, but nevertheless he enlisted in
Simcoe with a better heart than a good many.
He was drafted into the
29th Battalion, Machine Gun Company, and I only saw him once
in France. He had just come from England and was joining his
battalion and I just had time to shake hands with him. I did
not see him again...
Pte. J. Cripps,
C. Co., 26th Batt., France.
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