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