Etc. -- Five WWI soldiers return home
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Lightly edited merged transcriptions of two page 1 articles in the Thursday 17 May 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

Five Soldiers return home

Privates Robert Cook and F. Bennett, two Simcoe members of Norfolk's Third Contingent, arrived home her on Saturday night.

Pte. Cook has many honorable scars and is slated for six months in a convalescent hospital. He served six months in the trenches and at the end of that time was terribly wounded by shrapnel. Since then he has spent months in hospital.

Pte. Bennett is suffering from shell shock. He was buried for  an hour by the force of a high explosive and had to be dug out.

Major C. E. Innes, Major W. Heath and Captain H. C. Newcombe, all former members of the 133rd Battalion, arrived in Simcoe yesterday. The officers were ordered home.


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