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.
following is from a page 1 article in the 22 Nov 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
R. E. Acton of Waterford, killed
797021 Pte. Frederick Earl
Burnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burnett of Courtland; was killed
in action November 15th
796185 Lorne Hansell [sic]
of Otterville, killed in action
797579 Thomas Robinson of
Toronto, killed in action
797028 Leonard Edwin Walpole
of Port Rowan is reported wounded.
|From page 1 of 20 Dec
1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
797028 -- Leonard
E. Walpole of Port Rowan, died of wounds.
partial transcription of the Port Rowan column on page 2 of the 20
Dec 1917 Simcoe Reformer.
Mr. and Mrs. Walpole
last week received word that their son, Private Leonard Walpole,
recently wounded in France, had died in England. Everyone loved
Len in life, but they love him still more in death. Great sympathy
is expressed for the bereaved parents.
following is much abbreviated from a page 1 article in the
3 Jan 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
Pte. L. E. Walpole
of Port Rowan
"Killed in Action" by
I. A. Templeton-Armstrong
of Port Rowan, 31 Dec 1917
"Every little while the news
reaches our village in the usual official form that another of the
133rd has made the supreme sacrifice." [sic]
The last name to be added to the
steadily lengthening roll of honour is that of Leonard Edwin
Walpole, an Englishman, who had been a few years in Canada.
He was a young man of quiet,
unobtrusive habits and blameless life, a son and citizen to be
proud of. His parents have still two sons at the front and two
The news of Leonard Walpole's
death came on the eve of the election, and father, mother and
sisters did their duty by their country.
page 9 of the 12 Dec 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.
WALPOLE -- In fond and
loving memory of Pte. Leonard Edwin Walpole, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Walpole of Port Rowan, who died 12 Dec 1917, at a Military
Hospital in England, of wounds received in France.
Sleep on, dear son, in a British grave,
The land you nobly died to save.
Father and Mother.
page 7 of the 18 Dec 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.
WALPOLE -- In fond and
loving memory of Leonard Edwin Walpole, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Walpole, who died
of wounds in Edmonton Military Hospital, London, England, on 12 Dec
Mother, Father and Sisters.
see Leonard's Attestation paper: side
1 | side