Obituaries for William Robb Dewar

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William Dewar, a veteran of the last war, and for 14 years a resident of London, died yesterday in Westminster Hospital, age 46 years. He had been in ill health [before being] brought to hospital only [four] days ago.

Mr. Dewar was born at Leif Scotland, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dewar, not of Galt. [He] came to London and enlisted with the 18th Battalion and [went] overseas for four years and [was twice] wounded. He lived in London [for] 14 years after his return from overseas and only [last] summer moved with his family to Galt. [He] was a member of the Duchess Kent No. 263, Canadian Legion, of the 18th Battalion Association, Galt Lodge A.F. & A. He was an adherent of Dundas Centre United Church in this city.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Dewar; three children, William, Millicent, and Ruth; his parents in Galt, and three sisters, Mrs. Hugh Gordon and Mrs. Alfred McCann of Galt, and Mrs. [?] Little, of Kitchener.

The funeral will be held from the Harrison and Skinner funeral home tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. [to] Woodland Cemetery. The service will be in charge of Rev. Dr. William Beattie and Rev. Dr. C.V. McLean.

Source: Possibly the London Free Press. April 19, 1918.


WILLIAM DEWAR – The funeral of William Dewar, who died Thursday at Westminster Hospital in his 46th year, was held at 2.30 o’clock this afternoon from the Harrison & Skinner funeral home. Major the Rev. Dr. William Beattie conducted the service, assisted by Rev. Dr. C.V. McLean, pastor of Dundas Centre United Church. The pallbearers were: Robert Bell, Thomas Davies, William Waite and George Cruickshanks. Interment was made in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Possibly the London Free Press. April 20, 1918.

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