Etc. -- Jennie Kemp's son, Gordon Urquhart, returns
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 5 article in the 13 Feb 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Gordon Urquhart 
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' Training school.


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