“Dead” Man Appears to Old Comrade
By The Legionary
June 15th, 1926
“My God, Tom, I buried you in France – thought you were dead!”
“Not me, Jack; this is me here.”
And Guard John Reid at the Jail Farm, Langstaff, Ont., walking into the refectory for duty at dinner hour, a few days ago renewed his wartime friendship with Thomas Armstrong, a comrade he has been mourning since the sad day following the battle of St. Julien in the fateful spring of 1915.
On that day of sad memories to many Canadian homes, Provost-Sergeant John Reid, of the Ontario Fourth Battalion, was among those whose sorrowful duty it was to give burial to fallen comrades.
The party came across an unrecognizable figure without any means of identification, but close by was ...