Private Harry Bertrand Sample


The Blenheim News-Tribune
Vol. 50, No. 45, page 1
November 14, 1917

Killed in Action was the dread message that came Monday morning to Mrs. Sample concerning her second eldest son, who has been serving at the front, Pte. Harry Sample. signaller, in the 49th battalion, France. Harry was 23 years of age and was brought up in the Samson's school community, Centre Line. After graduating from school here he went to west to engage in teaching and enlisted in a western battalion. He was sent overseas without being able to get leave to see his mother. His eldest brother, Clare, is a signaller with the 50th battalion in France. The deep sympathy of the entire community will go to his mother, who was completely prostrated at the news.

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