Grimsby Newspapers
Pte. Slinn makes sacrifice
Grimsby Independent, 26 Jul 1916, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
26 Jul 1916
Date Of Event:
July 1916
Personal Name(s):
Sinn, Alfred
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Another Grimsby boy has made the supreme sacrifice. The casualty lists of Saturday carried the name of Pte. Alfred Sinn, a member of the first contingent. Pte. Sinn left Grimsby on August 16, 1914, with the boys from the Fighting "B" Squadron. In January 1915, he went to France with his battalion, and was through Langemarck, Festubert and all the other campaigns which the Canadians took part in. He was gassed once but quickly recovered and returned to duty. For the past year he has been with the bombers and has had many narrow escapes. Sinn was about 23 years of age and had resided in Grimsby for over a year before the outbreak of the war, making his home with Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Elizabeth St. He was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, where his parents reside. A brother of Alfred Sinn enlisted for Overseas last fall with "Fighting B", later being transferred to Col. Brook's C.M.R.'s, and went overseas this spring with the first draft.

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Pte. Slinn makes sacrifice