Etc. -- J. Watmough dies of wounds, 1915
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The following is from a page 1 article in the 20 May 1915 issue of 
the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

First Simcoe Man to Give His Life for the Empire

Following a telegram to the effect that Pte. John S. Watmough was wounded in the battle before Ypres, came the sad intelligence Sunday that he had succumbed to his injuries.

Pte. Watmough is the eldest son of [A]. Watmough, market gardener, living in the southwest corner of the town. He was a member of the first contingent to leave Simcoe, and was one of the 4th Batt. who gave their lives in the big battle around Ypres on April 22 and 23.

He was 23 years old and had been living her for several years. He had been employed at the Dominion Canners plant and was well liked among his fellow workers.

Among the others listed with the wounded are Ptes. James Dean, Robt. Towland and David Cormack, and Sergt. E. A. Pratt of Courtland.

The following is from page 1 articles in the 13 Sep 1917 and 
20 Sep 1917 issues of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Of Simcoe. Member of Norfolk's First Contingent. 
Died of wounds received at the Battle of Langemarch, 
15 Apr 1915. First man from Norfolk to die overseas.

The CEF Database includes mention of 
John Snowden Watmough (11156) but 
does not include his Attestation Paper.

John Watmough

Also see
Who Died First?

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