Etc. -- Lorne Christmas, George Wingrove return
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 12 Jul 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Have Arrived Home

Lorne Christmas and George A. Wingrove, both of Walsingham, two members of C Company of the 133rd Battalion, are back in Canada.

Both went to France in the first draft from the county unit and Wingrove was probably the first 133rd casualty. He got a shrappel wound in the head, from which he has not yet fully recovered. 

Christmas got a bullet in the chest and has so far recovered as to be discharged. He spent one night in Simcoe last week and on his arrival at Port Rowan was met by a reception party from his home village of Walsingham.

A few evenings after, Wingrove followed him, but not being expected there was no reception for him.

Sergt. Thomas Clancy of Port Rowan, Pte. J. C. Casselton of Vittoria, Corp. Edwards of Simcoe, and Pte. Nicols of Simcoe are reported in the daily press as having arrived in Canada from the war areas.

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