Major Gordon Lee makes the supreme sacrifice
Grimsby Independent, 16 May 1917, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
16 May 1917
Date Of Event:
3 May 1917
Personal Name(s):
Lee, Gordon ; Swayze, Clark W. ; Knight, Godfrey ; Jenkins, Alfred Hunter
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Major Gordon Lee - Once again in this hour of tragedy has the county of Wentworth been called upon to give of her finest and noblest in the cause of humanity. Enshrined, but not entombed, in the soil of France... lies Major Gordon Lee, son of Erland Lee, clerk of the township of Saltfleet, having sacrificed his life in the great offensive of May 3, the fitting conclusion of a brilliant military career...[military career detailed] Major Lee was born in Stoney Creek, and was raised on his father's farm. He was only 22 years of age...Surviving him are his parents, one brother and three sisters. His brother, Driver Frank Lee, is overseas with the mechanical transport service...

Pte. Clark E. Swayze - Edgar Swayze, R.R. No 2, Smithville, was notified on Wednesday that Pte. Swayze had been killed in action. Pte. Swayze has resided in this district all his life, and was well known here. He enlisted with the 129th Battalion, and had been overseas since October last year...He was born in Caistor 20 years ago and spent his life there. His mother died some years ago. He is survived by a father and three sisters, Mrs. H. Merritt, Mrs. E. Jones, and Miss Reta, of Hamilton, and one brother, Clair, of Grimsby. Deceased is a nephew of Chief Swayze and Andrew Swayze of town.

Pte. Godfrey Knight, reported killed in action last week, is an Englishman by birth and previous to going overseas last spring with "B" company, worked for a man by the name of Merritt of top of the Beamsville mountain. His sister lives with Mrs. Page, North Grimsby.

Gunner Alfred Hunter Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Beamsville, is reported "killed in action" on May 6. Gunner Jenkins had been in France for some considerable time before meeting his end. He has a brother overseas.

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Major Gordon Lee makes the supreme sacrifice