Killed in Action
Flight Lieut. Sherwin Watt, Royal
Flying Corps; son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthews Watt of Langton.
Sherwin Watt, by universal
consent, was the cleverest student graduated from Simcoe High
School in a generation.
Two years after passing the High
School Entrance examination he was awarded a Matriculation and a
Normal Entrance certificate.
The next year he took up First
Class work and was awarded a Faculty Entrance certificate, having
covered in three years the work which the average student is not
expected to complete in less than six years.
During his course he joined the
High School Cadets and was so proficient that he was appointed
Captain of the corps, and when the cadets went to Niagara Camp he
was in command and proved himself a capable officer.
Upon leaving school Sherwin at
first thought of becoming a teacher, but thinking that to one who
had practical experience in farming, an agricultural life
presented a better future, he went to the Agricultural College,
where he enlisted for overseas.
He has now given his life to the
cause, having been killed in an air battle after about a month's
experience in flight warfare, in which he had the distinction of
at least one German machine in his credit.