Home from the War
The young soldier referred
to in paragraph from the Ottawa Journal is well known to many
Reformer readers. His mother before her marriage was Miss Jennie
Kemp, daughter of the late Andrew Kemp of Delhi.
Among the officers who
reached Ottawa last night having crossed on the
"Grampian," was Lieut. Gordon Urquhart, 196 Second
avenue, son of Mr. W. T. Urquhart of the Customs Department.
Lieut. Urquhart saw over
two years service with the 38th Battalion "Royal Ottawas"
in France. He is one of the "originals" who enlisted
here at the beginning of 1915 and one of the few members of this
unit who saw all its service in the field.
He participated in all the
important engagements of the 38th Battalion -- Ypres, Somme, Vimy
Ridge, Lens, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras and Cambrai.
Enlisting as a private he
was quickly promoted to non-commissioned officer in the field and
for a year prior to going to England to receive his commission was
signal sergeant of the battalion.
When the armistice was
signed, Lieut. Urquhart was in England attending the Officers'