Although Rockford is a very
small place, with only a few stray houses, it has done its bit in
the time of need, for it has given not less than seven men for
honor's sake. Two have filled the honor roll, glorified the scroll
Three have gone from one
home, and I am sure that Simcoe and surrounding districts will feel
and sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wilson in their sorrow, for
they have received official word that their son John, who enlisted
with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, is missing since 25 Mar 1917.
Hugh, who went with the
133rd Battalion is also wounded and in a hospital.
Wilfred who has made a name
for himself by taking his life in his hands and going out to face
death to save his comrades, has won two medals, and is now in
hospital recovering from shell shock.
Joe, their last brother, is
also suffering from gas poisoning.
We all feel sorry to hear
that David Dickson has also given his life for his country. David,
like John and Wilfred Wilson, was a member of Rockford Sunday
I am sure we are proud of
our boys as they never shirked when duty called them. The others are
Private A. Angus, Pte. W. Baird and Pte. D. Grant.