Corp. Frederick Strohm Dead.
-- Corp. Fred. Strohm enlisted with the 133rd Battalion in the early
of the war and soon went overseas.
Fred was fortunate to stand
the actual test of battles repeatedly, and lived to witness the
marvellous victory in which the Canadian soldiers fought an
important part, displaying their gallant deeds and bravery.
In the meantime, Fred fell a
victim of the ruthless enemy, but lived to return to his beloved
family and home. Sickness continued and finally death relieved his
The funeral took place on
Friday last, and was largely attended. The preaching service was
Rev. Mr. Rogers, his text in Deut. 31, 14.
This being a military
funeral, the pastor's address was typical, and spoke in high esteem
of the deceased. His brief remarks of condolence to the immediate
relatives were of an eternal triumphant character, and also spoke
with impress to the eight compassionate comrades of the deceased. It seemed as though the
flowers so beautiful sent forth perfume of patriotism.
Fred's eight comrades, all
of Co. D. of the 133rd battalion, who marched up and down the deadly
roads of machine-gun and shell fire in France, once more marched so
reverently, this time on either side of the deceased, down the quiet
road in Wilsonville cemetery bearing him to his grave. This will be
recorded a distinguished grave of a Canadian hero down through the
The gallant men in military
attire were Sergt. L. Lefler, Ptes. J. Moulding, G. McCarey, C.
J. O'Connor, J. Johnson and were in command of Sergt. J. Walters and
Pte. J. Lefler.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Thompson, Mrs. Drake, G. Drake and M. Drake, Mr.
and Mrs. T. D. Nelles and
Miss H. Marshall of Lockport, N.Y.;
Mr. J. Metcalfe of Middleport, N.Y.;
Mrs. Wm. Wilson, Miss Leta and Glynn Wilson of
La Salle, N.Y.; Mr. H. Drake of Niagara Falls, N.Y.;
Mr. Albert Noble of Toronto.
Sympathy embraced with
consolation of triumph goes out to the bereaved family.