GIVES LIFE FOR COUNTRY
Word was received in Simcoe on
Tuesday of the death from wounds of Pte. John Westgarth, of the
3rd Battalion, 2nd Canadian Division.
His death occurred at the 3rd
Clearing Hospital, on the 16th inst., but no information is
obtainable as to when the wounds were received.
Pte. Westgarth was 25 years of
age and single. He went from Simcoe with Lieut. Dugit, and was
transferred to the 3rd Battalion and sent to France about two
His mother lives at 25 Maple
Street. A brother, Henry, went with Lieut. Force, and is serving
at the front in the 20th Battalion. Another brother, Robert, is a
member of the 133rd Battalion Band.
Mrs. James S. Urie is a
sister, and her husband is a member of the 133rd.
The family have been residents of
the town for some seven years, and the three young men have
the greater part of that time all been valued employees
of the Dominion Canners.