Etc. -- David Walpole died of wounds, 1918
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From page 5 of the 7 Jun 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Mr. and Mrs. George Walpole of Port Rowan's three sons and a son-in-law enlisted:
-- Driver George William Walpole (photo) of England is now with the Motor Transport in France.
-- Private Leonard R. Walpole (photo) of Port Rowan is now with an Infantry Battalion in France.
-- Private David Walpole (photo) of Port Rowan is now in France with a Machine Gun Section.
-- Private O. Brown (photo), son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Brown of Port Rowan, in France with an Infantry Battalion.

 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 10 Oct 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Norfolk Casualties

797033 -- Pte. David Walpole of Port Rowan.
Died of wounds.

45249 -- Pte. S. H. Broadrib of Normandale.
Died of Wounds. 
 
 
 

The following is a partial transcription of the Port Rowan column on page 8 on the 10 Oct 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mr. and Mrs. David [sic] Walpole received word last Thursday that their son, David, had died of wounds received in Battle in France.

Another son, Leonard,. had previously paid the supreme sacrifice.

These two young men were of the finest type of manhood and their death brings sorrow to a large number of friends, and extreme sadness to their parents.

Mr. Walpole, in speaking to a friend concerning the death of his two sons in France, said that he was in hopes that at least one of them would come back so that he would be able to show the people how proud 
he was of him.
 

 

Also see David's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2


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