Source: Huron Museum text search. The Wingham Advance, 1919-05-22.
Since writing the above, another soldier arrived home in the person of Pte. Alf. Mortis who left here with the 18th Battalion[i]. Pte. Mortis spent many months in France before being wounded shortly before the armistice was signed[ii]. The stores closed, and the band met the train. A procession was formed and escorted him to his home, where his wife[iii] and two children awaited him.
Source: The Wingham Advance. May 22, 1919. Page 5.
[i] Private Mortis was one of he “originals” of the 18th Battalion, enlisting on October 26, 1914 in Clinton, Ontario. He was 35-years old, above average age for a soldier in the C.E.F. in that era.
[ii] He was not wounded near the end of the war. He suffered a wound and shell shock and a contusion to his left knee mid-May 1916.
[iii] He was married to Susan H. Mortis. There is no record of his children’s names in his service records.