Pte. Kewley killed in action; Pte. Snetsinger wounded
Grimsby Independent, 26 Apr 1916, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
26 Apr 1916
Date Of Event:
Apr 1916
Personal Name(s):
Kewley, William Christopher ; Snetsinger, Ralph Herbert
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The casualty lists of Monday and Tuesday carried sad news for people of this district, when they told of the death of one young man and the wounding of another in the Trenches of France.The list on Monday contained the name of Pte. William Christopher Kewley, who enlisted from Grimsby with "Fighting B" Squadron in November 1914. The "B" boys left Grimsby on Monday morning, Nov. 23rd, under Lieut. Harry L. Walker and joined the 4th Mounted Rifles at Exhibition Camp, Toronto. In the summer of 1915 they left for England. Kewley was sent out with an Infantry draft to France in the early part of the winter and has been in the trenches ever since. He was an Englishman by birth, first seeing the light of day at Ulpha Vicarage, Broughton-in-furness, England 24 years ago. He had only been in Canada about 8 months when war broke out. He worked on fruit farms around Grimsby and Beamsville during that time and was well liked by all who knew him. At the time of his enlistment, he was working for Mr. Ryan, Grimsby East. On Tuesday morning the list carried the name of Pte. Ralph Herbert Snetsinger, of Grimsby, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Snetsinger of this town..."Snetty" is a thoroughbred "Canuck", being born at Newington (Ottawa Valley) 24 years ago, coming to Grimsby with his parents 16 years ago... LATER: The following telegram has been received by Mr. Snetsinger regarding his son: Sincerely regret to inform you, 407060 Pte. Ralph Herbert Snetsinger, Infantry, officially reported admitted No. 4 General Hospital, St. Onier, April 11th, wounded left arm. Will send further particulars when received. - Adjutant General.

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Pte. Kewley killed in action; Pte. Snetsinger wounded