Name: Wesley LATHAM
Given Name: Wesley
Birth: 25 Oct 1885 in Owen Sound, Ontario
Death: 26 Aug 1918 in France
Burial: Flanders Fields, France 1
Census: 1891 Carnarvon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday,October 31, 1918 - Wesle y Latham formerly of Providence Bay, who made the supreme s acrifice on August 26th
A Providence Bay Hero
Another of those who formerly lived in Providence Bay ha s been called to make the supreme sacrifice on Flanders fie lds. Mr. Latham for a number of years was a resident of Pro vidence Bay. The family removed from here to Owen Sound abo ut nine years ago, Wesley and other members of the family h aving removed previously. He having been for several year s a resident of Owen Sound and he enlisted in the 147th bat talion went over seas in 1916 and was sent to France in 191 7 .
While in France he contracted trench fever last October a nd was sent to England where he remained under treatment un til last May.
He was born in Owen Sound and was thirty-two years of age . Before enlisting he had been for eleven years employed a s a marble cutter by Mr. B. A. Williscroft. He was an earne st worker in connection with the Salvation Army which bod y will miss him very much.
He leaves a wife and three small children have removed fr om Owen Sound to Providence Bay. Mr . Latham was a brothe r of Mrs. Thos. Ellis of this village. Besides his wife an d children, an aged mother, three brothers and two sister s survive. One brother, Russell is in France doing his bit . To these our sympathy reaches out.
Doing well his soldier's parts.
Quick of limb and brave of heart
He triumphed in a glorious fight
Strongly battle for the Right.
In appreciation to Manitoulin Genelogy for this Obituary , a website by Laurie Lovelace
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