100 Years Ago: Telegram of Signaller Yeomans’ Death, Gunner Phillips Wounded

The Intelligencer April 25, 1916 (page 2)

“Official Notification of Signaller Yeomans Death. Dr. Yeomans this morning received the following official notification of the death of his eldest son, Sergt. Signaller Horace E. Yeomans.

Ottawa, On., April 24th. Horace A. Yeomans, M.D., Belleville. Deeply regret to inform you 40283 Bombardier Horace E. Yeomans, artillery, officially reported died of wounds, April 10th. Adjutant General.”

The Intelligencer April 25, 1916 (page 7)

“From Sister M. Hopton. No. 17, Casualty Clearing Station. B.E.F., April 6, 1916. Dear Mrs. Dilmott:—I am sorry to tell you your son, Gunner Phillips, 40470, C.F.A., 2 Batt., has been admitted to this hospital very severely wounded in many places, both arms, legs, back and abdomen. Everything that can be done for him will be done here, and he is having every care and attention. You will understand he is very seriously ill. I will write you very shortly and let you know how he is getting on. He sends you his love, and he is very brave and a very good patient. Yours very truly, Sister M. Hopton, Sister-in-Charge, No. 17, C.C.S.”