Sills, John: Service no. 163689

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Source: July 1917 casualty.

Born Waterdown Ontario. Prev service with 12th York Rangers. August 9, 1915, Toronto. Source: CVWM

Born Waterdown Ontario. Previous service with 12th York Rangers. August 9, 1915, Toronto. Source: CVWM

PTE. JOHN SILLS WOUNDED.

One June 18 Pte. John Sills wrote to his sister, Mrs. Davis, at 73 Kenneth avenue, stating that he was then watching a battle between German ‘planes and some of the Allies’ high-velocity guns, during which time a number of the ‘planes were brought down. He is now reported dangerously wounded in the had and leg.

Toronto Star. July 26, 1917.

PTE. J. SILLS WOUNDED

Pte. J Sills, on of the wounded men, lived at 1 Broadview avenue before he enlisted with a battalion recruited by the 103rd Regiment. He went overseas last June. How badly he has been injured is not known, as he relatives have since moved from that address.

Toronto Star. July 24, 1917.

Source: CVWM

Source: CVWM

MAKING THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

After serving his country for nineteen months, Pte. John Sills, of 72 Kenneth ave., has died of wounds. He was injured in head, thigh, and hand July 10, and admitted to No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples, but died July 27. He was 22 years of age, went overseas in September, 1915, and previously was employed with Lever Bros. Ltd. Pte. Sills was an only son, born in Waterdown, Ont. His mother died six months after he left for overseas.

Toronto Star. August 7, 1917

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Died of Wounds – When an enemy shell burst in his billet on July 9th, 1917, he was wounded in the right arm, which had to be amputated later, and left leg. He was evacuated to No. 26 General Hospital, ETAPLES, where he died sometime later from the effects of his wounds.

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