Etc. -- Arthur Wilson has returned from the war
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A lightly edited page 10 article in the 10 Apr 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Friday evening Arthur Wilson returned home from overseas. Mr. Wilson enlisted with the 133rd and was in training at Delhi as long as the boys were here.

After going overseas he was transferred to the machine gun corps, and was awarded a medal by King George for an outstanding act of courage.

The morning of 12 Nov 1917 in the vacinity of Passchendaele, a machine gun of centre battery "A" group mounted in an open placement, was buried by shellfire.

Pte. Wilson, on his own initiative and under heavy shell fire, dug out the gun, made a new emplacement to cover the same field of fire, and got the gun into action again.

During this work, Pte. Wilson received a painful wound in the hand, which he did not have dressed until he had finished the emplacement and put his gun into action.

In additions to this outstanding act of courage, Pte. Wilson has already shown great bravery, continually volunteering for particularly dangerous work. 
-- Delhi Reporter.


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