100 Years Ago: Memorial Services for Private Herman

The Intelligencer March 30, 1915 (page 3)

“Many on Sunday attended a memorial service which was held at the Anglican church in the village of Frankford, Sidney Township, in honor of Private Ross Herman, member of the 49th Regiment of Hastings County, who was killed in action in France on March 2nd. …  A number of the members of the 39th Battalion were present, as were also Col. Ketcheson, commanding officer of the 49th Regiment, and officers of the regiment. …  Private Herman was a resident of Frankford and joined the 49th Regiment at the outbreak of the war. He was a young man who was much respected by all who knew him. On Sunday evening a similar service was held in the Methodist church in Frankford. …  A large number were present to take part in the service.”

[Note: Private Robert Ross Herman is commemorated on Page 19 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]