Etc. -- Private Ernest Quanbury's 1917 Memorial Service
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A lightly edited partial transcript of the Items of Local Linterest column on page 7 of the 6 Sep 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

A memorial service was held at St. John's Anglican Church, Woodhouse, in memory of Private Ernest Christian Quanbury, who was reported during the past week as having been killed in action on 17 Aug 1917.

The rector, Rev. James Ward, officiated, and preached a very impressive sermon, taking as his text "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." 

He pointed out how the soldiers who have laid down their lives for their country and freedom have been bearing the burdens of others. 

He concluded with the words, "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend."

The church was crowded with the many friends of the family, who had gathered to express their sympathy and respect to Mr. and Mrs. Quanbury, who during the past years have lost two sons in the Great Cause.

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