Etc. -- Robert Towland Killed in Action, 1917
Introduction | Source Documents | Other Sources | Photocopies | Back
The following is from a page 1 article in the 13 Sep 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Killed in Action

Private Towland went overseas with the first contingent from Simcoe. 

He was wounded at the Battle of Langemarch, on 
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, 
[297] 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.

See Bob's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2

Robert Towland

Copyright 2013-2014 John Cardiff