Van Luven, Lorne: Service no. 409245


Digitized Service Record

Source: July 1916 KIA.


Letter from Comrades to Parents

Mrs. Harmon Vanleuven received the following letter this week from comrades of her son who was killed on July 1st.

Somewhere in Belgium
Thursday, July 6th, 1916.

Dear Mrs. VanLeuven,

It is with deepest sympathy that I write you these few lines to tell you that that in the loss of your son, we, the boys of the section to which he was attached, all express our heartfelt sympathy in your hour of sorrow. Lorne was one of my section and I was with him at the time of the sad end. He died doing his duty to his King and country, and his loss to us is one that cannot well be filled as he was like by all. Only being with the 18th Battalion about a month he had a host of friends. The end came instantaneously and I personally saw that everything was carried out as he would have requested. I have written this on behalf of the boys in the section and hope you will accept our sympathy.

Yours sincerely,

Corporal Garside, No. 53676
2nd Canadian Contingent

source: Uxbridge Journal, Thursday July 27, 1916, p.1.

Information about this soldier at this link.


about 1900??
Ontario, Canada
“Back Row: Harmon VanLuven, Emma VanLuven Broad, John VanLuven, Sophronia (wife of Silas) with son Percy in front, Mary Elizabeth Howe (wife of Wesley VanLuven), Elizabeth VanLuven (wife of Jim Finley) Middle Row: Eliza VanLuven (wife of Ira Howe), Ann Chrysler (mother of the VanLuvens), Silas VanLuven (husband of Fronia), Wesley VanLuven (twin of Silas) Front Row: Harvey Finley, Nellie Finley, Florence Broad, and Harry VanLuven (son of Wesley VanLuven and Mary Elizabeth Howe).”

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