Etc. -- 1917 update of status of soldier Ross Collver
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 21 Jul 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Some News of 
Ross Collver

A cable from Colonel Pratt to the editor of The Reformer received on Saturday states that the replies he has received from enquires instituted by him admit of hope being entertained that Ross Vollver is a prisoner in Germany.

Ross was not the victim of a "direct hit," as was feared here. That fact is established by particulars from Private Ollie [DeCou], in a letter written to his sister.

According to Pte. [DeCou], Ross and a sergeant volunteered for a very dangerous scouting operation and went out over the parapet at night and never came back.

There was no firing or any other noise, and no trace of them found afterwards, though strong lighting patrols were sent out for them.

Colonel McComb, C.O. of the battalion, expresses the opinion that both men are prisoners.

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