Killed in Action
Private Towland went overseas
with the first contingent from Simcoe.
He was wounded at the Battle of
22 Apr 1915. Returned to firing line in Sep 1916.
He was a native of Scotland, born
in Glasgow, 29 years ago.
While in Simcoe he boarded with
Mr. R. D. Imrie,
 Colborne Street, and was in the employ of the Dominion
Canners. He was also a member of Mr. Wm.
L. Innes' Bible Class at St. Paul's Church. He was a man highly
respected by all who knew him.
Bob, as he was called by the
employees of the Dominion Canners, was also one of the first to
render assistance to any one in need of help, and when the news
came through that he had been killed in action, it was received
with deep regret by all who knew him.