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Lavelle Killed in Action.
Pte. Leonard S. Lavelle, formerly sporting editor of the Stratford Herald, was killed in action. He went overseas in the spring with the W.O.R. [Western Ontario Regiment] Pte. Lavelle was widely known in Western Ontario hockey circles, playing for the junior, intermediate, and senior Stratford O.H.A. teams. He was regarded as one of the most aggressive men turned out in recent years in Stratford. He came of a family of athletes. Harry and Will being former well-known professional lacrosse players, Harry having played for Ottawa and Will for the Torontos. Two other brothers are overseas.
He was a member of the West All-Star junior hockey team that played the East at the Arena two winters ago.
His father, James Lavelle, is a well-known Grand Trunk Railway official in Western Ontario, and is more than having his share of trouble as it was only a week ago to-day that Charlie, his second oldest son, was buried at Stratford after succumbing to an attack of influenza, which developed into pneumonia. Charlie was a well-known lacrosse player for Durham, his home town, some years ago.
Source: Toronto Star, October, 26th, 1918