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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WITH I EES AT ... ( Railway Heroes at the War WRITING from war correspondents' headyjartera In Franco, Upland Hill Baya: "The men v:io drive iho big engines of Canada's ccear.-to-ocoan trains across the prairies and through the mountains arc made of stern Btuffi and have nerves na steady as tha steel roads thev travel. You may meet many of i:--;:> at >no war." irnder the aiodt trying elrcuatanees iIil-so men arc carrying on the most dlillcult work rirnt u[j behind tin: tiring lines. The al&ughta, were sent running towards} their own lines. His gallant work enabled the platoon to advance. He Inflicted many more losaeu amongst the auetuy, and then,'carrying the captured gun, led his platoon to the final objective, tie there (selected an excellent position and got the gun Into action, llrlng on the retreating enemy, who by this time were demoralized by the lire brought on them. HIj courage u"d coolncaa cheered his comrades and lii.ipfred train tiacks are often broken and the them to linest efforts. In currying In rail beds damaged by enemy ahull |a wounded'man ho vas killed in .\ieu less skilled would not rt\k front of hid own tranche*." ling a train over them, but these! Hut not only have, the engineers expert Canadian etuiiiu: drivers often!been doing ;(ieat things at the war; 1>1:��'. their cargoes along lines that linen from other brunches of the Her-�e ft .* . >ld up by uncut wire and a machine : torln Cross unscathed. Tlili Is how gun was cauKing many losses. Prl-vito Robertson dasliud to an opening on th�' tlank. rushed the machine gun and after a desperate struggle with the new, killed four men and tui'n�f Uin gun on the remainder, who, overcome by the flcrceucBs of his on- he did It: For throo days and nights he wart a stretoher-bearer working without halt going Into No Man'B Land and bringing In the wounded, dressing them and getting them food and water, On one occasion he saw a wounded man, blinded, end stum- bllnK ahead of Mm, who was being1 many of the enemy out of action, llred on by tho enemy. Regardless of hla own Kivi'ety O'Rourko guided that man Into nyfety. On another occiiolon ho v. cut out Mt'ty feet In front of the Iliitlsh barrage where he was exposed to very heavy shell and maclilno sun fliy, and brought in a wounded man. In a ulugle trip to No .Man's l-r.nrl O'ltourke rti'ft.?fe'ed no fewer than nix wounded Into the isholter of a tivimh. Throughout the ientlro op.iratlons tho urea In which | ho worked w::s nubjected to lncn�Bant jllro of ii 11 kinds, hut tlil-i hero wa.'j ;all tho time nhsolutoly rocklesa re-igRrdlng hla own safety, and though almost exhausted stuck to hb tusk unflinchingly, Corporal K. R. Rente, formerly an employos of tho Canadian Pacific Railway, Ii tinotrer to win tho military medal. He rescued a numb�r 12 howitzer huh that had been left !� a dangerous pouiUun uud w�l liable to be put out �>: ;>i Hon hy tho enemy, The K�n waa (:.l:en huk four mile* under a Icnillc nhower of shrapnel which Ir.sted lor four hours and ill ijtruik elgiit tlmoii during the removal to the rear. Lieutenant L. A. Coulln ot tho 22M Dnttalion wn:- uv/ardetl the mllltajf j'.roaB for B|)ie;idid work in rescuing jtho wounted utiiler heavy sholl fire i during* tho b.itilo nf PasnohMdahle. |Pi'ovtoiis to enllrttinont he wan em-; ployed In the pa.vueiuor depevrtment lot tho 0. P. It. | Thetia are only a few Instancrr, nf jtlio lioiolsm displayod hy lha �olriler� ii'orruitPd fiom liit services of C�u� lada'a groat railway. �a^psW|isnsi ;