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
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
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.