Son of Jordan Station bank manager killed in France
Grimsby Independent, 18 Aug 1915, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
18 Aug 1915
Date Of Event:
15 July 1915
Personal Name(s):
Meek, Herbert Henry
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Boy referred to in Lieut. Livingston's letter as being picked off by sniper had just received a box of dainties from home - In our issue of Aug. 4, the following paragraph appeared in one of Lt. Livingston's letters: "One of my platoon was killed last evening by a sniper - bullet went in on the left and came out on the right side under his armpits - got both lungs, I guess. I ran up and asked him where he was hit and he said, "in the stomach", didn't know anything at all - and was dead in less than two minutes, only 19 years old. I wrote his mother a letter today." Saturday's issue of the Globe contained the following: "By sad circumstances of fate the thoughtful interest of a mother in her son has indirectly caused his death while serving his King and country in a trench in Flanders. Mrs. Meek of 51 Pauline Avenue has been in the habit of sending her gallant son, Herbert Henry Meek, late of the 15th Battalion and 48th Highlanders,, Toronto, a box of delicacies each month. Just four weeks ago, Private Meek received this monthly package from his mother while on duty in a trench, and prepared to open it and distribute the contents among a dozen or more of his friends. The box opened, he was confronted with gifts that only a mother would think worthy of a hero son, and in surprise stood bolt upright in the trench. He was immediately picked off by a German sniper, and within three minutes lay dead by the gifts his mother had so painstakingly prepared for him. These particulars were forwarded to Mrs. Meek by an officer of Private Meek's company." On Friday afternoon the Independent received a telephone call from Mr. Meek, manager of the Sterling Bank at Jordan Station, asking for copies of the Independent of Aug. 4. It was his son Lieutenant Livingston referred to and he had received a letter from him.

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Son of Jordan Station bank manager killed in France