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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Items of Interest column on page 12 of the Thursday 16 Jan 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

It is not owing to anything that the returning soldiers may tell the public that their adventures leak out, but in spite of that, some information gradually seeps through that is of great interest.

For instance, Percy Russell, who has just returned home, was wounded through the face, and at the same time his brother Bert was completely buried.

The former, who was only about 17 wen he enlisted, stayed in the place of danger until he had succeeded in uncovering Bert and getting him away.

Other interesting details of the young soldier's experience during the past two years will no doubt be learned by all their friends.

Bert, who has been wounded at least a couple of times, was returned to France some time ago.

Sergt. Adolph Sohier also earned a silver medal for live saving while at his home in St. Helier Island of Jersey, last summer, his sister participating in the rescue, and her efforts also being recognized.


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