Etc. -- Gordon C. McCall's augmented 1915 obituary
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The following is based on a page 1 obituary in the 14 Oct 1915 Simcoe Reformer newspaper, 
augmented with page 1 accounts from the 4 Oct 1917 issue of the same newspaper. 

 Another Norfolk Soldier Killed
Gordon C. McCall, Vittoria, 
met death in trenches 
in recent fight

John A. and Mary McCall of Vittoria have received the dreaded telegram from the department of militia at Ottawa announcing the death in the trenches in Flanders of their only son, Gordon A. McCall, [79254]. It was the usual, curt official communication, giving no particulars, and the next day's published casualty list contained the information under the caption "died of wounds."

Gordon McCall was one of Vittoria's exemplary young men. He was 27 years old and of very steady habits. Sincere and of a noble mind, he had been popular among the young folks of that community, where he had always lived with his parents, except for his high school days, which were spent in Port Dover.

The deceased young man has been a distinct loss to the Sunday school of Vittoria Presbyterian church, where he had been superintendent for a number of years.

When the harvest was gathered last fall Gordon laid aside his farm work and answered the call of duty, coming to his county town and enlisting with the second overseas contingent in Oct 1915. With the others he spent the winter in Toronto and went to England with the 20th Batt. on May 24. He had not been long at the front before being wounded.

He was wounded in a trench bombardment near Ypres, receiving shrapnel wounds in the chest and back, 24 Sep 1915; and died of his wounds a week later on 1 Oct 1915.

There are surviving the deceased besides his parents, four sisters, viz.: Mrs. Oliver Walsh, Vittoria; Mrs. Jas. R. Johnson, Vittoria; Mrs. W. Beickler, Vittoria; and Mrs. Bruce Booth, Woodhouse.

The deceased was a particular friend of Pte. Art Cross, from whom his friends hope to hear more particulars soon.

Gordon McCall
From page 7 of the 3 Oct 1918 issie of Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

In Memoriam

McCall -- In loving memory of Pte. Gordon C. McCall, only son of John A. McCall, who died of wounds received in action, October 1, 1915.

Also see Gordon's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2.

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