Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
FIUDAY, OCTOBKK (i. 19IC THE LETHU'niDGE DAIM' HHRALD PAGE FIVE aving on High-class Wearing for Men and Women. SEE YESTERDAY'S AD. SOUTHARD BLOCK Plows, wagons Wheeled Trucks We have these lines and advise those requir- ing therri to act promptly as they are difficult to get Late E. J. McKenzie Was Slated For Commission following letter from Corporal Fred Downer, of the ?.9th Buttery, tells of the death of the brave local I boy, E. .1. McKenzic, who had. just before being killed, been recommend- ed for a commission: Somewhere in Belgium. Sunday, Sept. 10, 1U1G. Dear Folks parcel and maga- zines arrived O.K. arid believe me, it is nice in the little spare time we have at noon to have a rest and a read. Looking at in the Last night I was detailed to be in charge of the guard, and just as I was getting ready to mount the order came in that four gun detachments, were go- ing up to our new'position, and I was to be one of the lucky ones for A sub., HO we were told (o get. everything ready with the exception of pulling down the bivouac and Rod and Dutch, I made a tent out of our waterproof sheets so we got all our junk together. Ing hops, for there are all kinds of hop fields around here. Found some mushrooms the other day and fried them in condensed milk, and they went down pretty good at that. We only got out from that last gun nosi-j tion in time for The bunch who took over the position had tour casualties the very next day, two killed and two wounded. Piton, one of the hoys wuo came over with the draft and got wounded, died a long, while back. Well, will have to ring off now. Loads of love. FRED. L York paper I noticed one showing tlie'lim] then I mounted the guard and we living's inspection of Kitchener's newjnn waited, but it ended up in no one 1 array at Sandhurst. In it you can see: going. We go up tonight. Our horse number of grey'horses going by; well, right behind'there at the foot of the hill you can see the 39th, tor we lines here are 150 yards away from the gun park, so bombardiers are in charge of the stable piccjuet mid cor- We Sell the. Well Known "Tudkope-Anderson" and mmerson" Lines and Carry a Full Line of Repairs We Carry a Full Line of Threshers Supplies Sup enof Corner IStli Street and 2nd Avenue South. Lethbridg'c went by a long1 way ahead of the am- j porals in charge of the guard until we munition column which hud the grey take our guns into action. This billet is on the top of a. hill and it is a swell rlmv of the firing line, and the aero- planes have scraps above our heads in n while. In the field we are in are walnut trees, pear trees, apple .rees, the hedges are covered with thimble berries; there are also a few hazel nuts in some places; but on't get much chance to get out, but whan things are settled down for the winter it won't be too bad, if only we can get cover for the horses. When we left the last billet to come here, our firing battery wagon went 11 the ditch and a few of the other subs vehicles did also. C sub 1st Hue went in and threw Charlie Walt elm oft" in 'first'class shaoe: the 1 cake" was swell, and peanuts, they are the first. I have had since leaving home. Do you know that.pencils are hard to yet over here, and that it is practically impossible to get :in in- delible, so the pencil is just'what 1 wanted, and now that we are getting settled down, socks come in tine, for when we niove it is hard to pack any- thing. The .socks the I. E. sent over, I thought I told you, we-received them and the boys were tickled to death with them, for a home-knit sock is the nurting his ankle and we are not sore only thing over here. I am wearing a pair of them now. Well, we moved here, nearly back to the old Thursday, and at present we are not sure if this will be our horse.lines for The .winter, for the water is.very inconvenient. We have to go a mile down bill on a slip- pery road to water the horses, but if. we move it won't be far from here. No other friiit adds (list that "finishing touch" Jo the Thanksgiving; diniter like a delicious snow apple. When sitting around the fireplace in the evening. No other fruit gives that "satisfied feeling" like a ripe, juicy, luscious snow apple. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS Major C. A. Williams, a well known citizen ot Portage La Prairie, has been killed in action. Hamilton packors say the quantity of tomatoes, peas and beans canned tiiis season will be small. BranUovd contributions to the see- Canadian war loan amounted to Tile Guelph Winter Fair will held the first week of December. THEY ARE JUST IN Order From Fruit Dealer whether there is a bone broken or not for the ambulance took him away. All the boys are 'anxious to know, for if be has a boiie broken he gets a meaning he goes io nmg- land. Everybody cheers when they get that here. Going up to the old gun position one night a-fellow broke his leg, and talk about excited, he was crazy with joy for he was sure of a "blighty." Just before we got bore one of headquarters horses shied and fell in the ditch, hurting the horse pretty bad. Anyway, the horse was shot "yesterday: it did not hurt the fellow at all. A. few of.our. boys are laid up with kicks. I got kicked twice in one day. once on the bare back ride and the .other time in; the line, but it merely took off a little bide. Now-I have some sad news to tell you. I have known ifc for two weeks, but was not sure enough to Svrite home .bout it. 'but now it has been proved, Poor E. J.'M'cKenzie is no more. About two weeks ago, after I had seen him last, lie and the major of bis outfit went up to: headquarters on horseback. When they -got there, the story goes, the colonel told bis major that ho had to go_up jp. the trenches and. as he had a horse and some.val- him, t.e told K ,T. to take the. papers horse back to their horse lines. 'Well, E. J. was just going around "shrapnel corner" (I have been around it twenty times) when over came some of Fritz's shrap- nel, killing the horses and knocking J. He was hit all over and only lived three-quarters of an hour, but before he. died he banded all ,tbe major's papers over to an infantry chap, who 'delivered them to E.. J.'s majoi It is ham to lealize but onH too true.-; I saw-bis'name in the cas- ualtj hsf Att Sergt McKquzie E J Reg 101932 It ceitamlv has hit Recl-'autl "I E. 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