Grimsby Newspapers
Killed in action
Grimsby Independent, 21 Sep 1944, p. 1

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21 Sep 1944
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Bearss, Glen Lewis ; Bearss, Warren ; Harris, Phillip ; Simon, Alice
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Pte. Glen Lewis Bearss, of Grimsby, was killed in action in France on August 27, according to official notification received by his mother last Thursday. Twenty-four years of age, he was a son of Warren Bearss and Mrs. Ethel Bearss ans was born at Campden, near Beamsville. He enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, of Hamilton, when that regiment was mobilized in 1940. He served in Jamaica and in British Columbia before going overseas 15 months ago. A former student of Grimsby High School, he was employed at Carroll's store prior to enlistment. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers and four sisters.

Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Harris, 13 Oak Street, received official notification on Monday that their only son, Lieut. Phillip H. Harris, had been killed in action on Sept. 9th. Deceased enlisted with the permanent force R.C.R. in 1935 and when that unit went overseas in December he was made a Warrant Officer and kept in Canada on instructional duty. He rapidly arose through the ranks and attained his Majorship. Five months ago he reverted to the rank of Lieutenant in order to get overseas. He was 29 years of age. Four years ago he was married to Miss Alice Simon of Frederickton. N.B., who is at present staying with Mr. and Mrs. Harris. There are no children.

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