Rolph, Percy: Service no. 53723

Digitized Service Record

Source: The Seaforth News, 1940-07-04, Page 2.


Brother to Sapper Charles Frederick Rolph, who was killed in action on March 28, 1917.

British Home Child per post at 18th Battalion Facebook Group by Sharon Munro on June 16, 2020.

The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.

Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, Jas. Klein, and Jas.Spearpoint, volunteers from Seaforth for the 2nd Canadian Contingent, were giving a rousing send-off Monday evening when they returned to London. A procession headed by the Citizens’ Band and made of No. 3 Company Thirty-Third Regiment, the Collegiate Cadets, the Home Guard and autos paraded down Main street which was lined with hundreds of cheering citizens. Short addresses were made by Mayor Ament, Col. Wilson, and others, after which the Mayor presented each of the volunteers wrist watches, the gift of the town and also with useful articles from the Red Cross. They were also given their share of the money collected here for the soldiers and the remainder will be sent to the men now at the front.

Source: The Brussels Post. December 3, 1914. Page 1.

Notes: Nelson Westcott, Percy Rolph, and Joseph Harold Klein survived the war. Private Klein lost an arm. Private Spearpoint was killed in action on August 29, 1918. He is listed to have died serving with the 8th Battalion. This is yet to be confirmed.

The Huron Expositor February 12 1915 Page 8.

The ladies of the local Red Cross Association recently received a very nice letter from Mr. Percy Rolph, thanking them on behalf of himself and the other brave boys from Seaforth in the London military camp for the woolen socks are such comfort to all of them. The socks provided by the military authorities are mixed with cotton and with usage become so hard as to be very uncomfortable with the amount of marching and walking they have to do.

Source: The Huron Expositor February 12 1915 Page 8.

Note: See the previous news story.

The Seaforth News, 1940-07-04, Page 2.

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