The disastrous dance hall fire in St. John's Newfoundland on Saturday night claimed the life of at least one Grimsby district soldier. Pte. E.H. Dybol, Brickyard Sideroad, was killed in the holocaust, according to a wire received by his parents from the Militia Department. His remains were interred on Tuesday afternoon, presumably at St. John's.
Pte. Dybol was 32 years of age and was one of the first recruits to enlist with his unit. Another brother, Lloyd, is with the Argyll and Sutherland overseas.
He has resided in Clinton township, just east of the North Grimsby line, for the last 29 years. He attended the Thirty school and later worked for the Canadian National railway. His death marks the first break in a family of nine children. Besides his father and mother, he is survived by 5 brothers and three sisters. The father is a veteran of the South African war, having served for several years in the British army.