John Brigland Twamley, KIA: 0052.0100



            Yesterday’s dispatches contained among the list of casualties the name of Private John Brigland Twamley, who was killed on March 7th.  Deceased volunteered with the first contingent from Cranbrook and is the fourth man on Cranbrook’s Roll of Honor.  He was with the 13th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

            Two sisters, Mrs. A. E. Jones and Mrs. Twamley, and a cousin, Mrs. George Smith, are resident of the city.  He worked at the carpenter trade in Cranbrook for several years before leaving for the front.  His father, Charles Twamley, resides at Yexall, Burton-on-Trent, England.

            Day by day the war is coming closer home, as the Canadian casualty list lengthens and the shadow of sorrow darkens the homes of loved ones, throughout the land.  Canada is today paying the highest price for the empire and sturdy young men are offering the noblest sacrifice possible for country and for liberty.  May God grant that we may soon see the white dawn of the hope glimmering through the dark sea of sorrow which the world’s greatest war has brought down upon Canada and its best young manhood.

0052.0100: John Brigland Twamley, KIA

A volunteer with first contigent from Cranbrook, and fourth man from area, killed.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  March 25, 1915
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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