Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 248
In the Field
Mr J. A. Edmonds
On behalf of the comrades of your late soldier son and myself his Company commander, I write to offer you our sincere sympathy. It may please you to know he died as he
lifed lived, a white man, game, and doing his duty. An enemy shell ended his grand life on 29-7-17. He did not feel it, and now lies in a hero's grave on Messines ridge. We missed him, he was a grand soldier, and only hope to do as well as he did.
[Captain Henry Charles Cadell, 35th Battalion, killed in action on 20 October 1917.]