Etc. -- Jack Searles Killed in Action, 1917
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 23 Aug 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

Killed in Action

796136 -- Pte. John R. Searles of Hawtrey. 
Mrs. K. Searles of Hawtrey received an official telegram on Tuesday stating that her son, Private Jack Searles, of the 133rd Norfolk's Own Battalion, had paid the supreme sacrifice on July 24th.

He was 30 years of age, and unmarried, and enlisted in February, 1916. 

Before enlisting he resided at Hawtrey with his mother and brothers, of whom Reginald is now in the trenches. Besides these, another brother, Albert, of Chelmsford, England, is now serving his country in France.

Jack was a fine looking soldier and will be missed by a good many friends. His mother and the other members of the family have the sympathy of the surrounding community.

Also see John's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2.

Jack Searles
Image from microfilm

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