Etc. -- John Smith died in Toronto, 1917
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The following is from page 1 of the 18 Oct 1917 issue of the 
Simcoe Reformer

Death of Private 
John A. Smith

Private John A. Smith (797204) of Langton, was sick when the 133rd Battalion went overseas last fall. 
Since then he has been an inmate of a Tuberculosis Hospital in Toronto, where he died on Monday, 
aged 44 years.

He leaves a widow and a child 16 years of age, 
a student of the Port Rowan High School.

At the request of the Langton people, sent to the Honorary Colonel of the 133rd Battalion, Col. Aiken enlisted the services of six returned wounded soldiers, and they were sent in a car to the funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, where they acted as pall-bearers. They were:
Corp. Harry French of the 24th Battalion
Pte. Pinchen of the 133rd;
Pte. F. Ilton of the 24th;
Pte. Guy Winter of the 4th;
Pte. Sydney Beaumont of the 20th, and
Pte. Altalaar of the 133rd.

The following is from the Langton column on page 2 of the 
18 Oct 1917  Simcoe Reformer.

The death occurred at Toronto Military Hospital on Monday, 15 Oct 1917 of Private John A. Smith. The remains were brought to his home here. The funeral took place on Wednesday, service being held in the church. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved widow and daughter Eva. The deceased was invalided home last winter from England, where he had gone with the 133rd Battalion, and had been in failing heath ever since.


The following is from+ page 1 of the 25 Oct 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

Private John A. Smith (photo) of Langton, whose death at Toronto was reported in our last issue.


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

John A. Smith

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