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Date: March 3rd 1916
The Cobourg World
western correspondent

A western correspondent to the Presbyterian wrote:

'Some time ago, my son, who is in the trenches wrote that he was one of a very small company who held an advanced trench for two days. The company was so small that if the enemy had known its strength they would have easily captured or killed them all. During these two days, the only food the men got was brought in by their chaplain, who went through the firing line for it, escaping death in a way the soldiers could not understand. The chaplain who rendered this heroic service was Major (Rev.) WM. BEATTIE of Cobourg, Ont.'