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Date: November 22nd 1917
Pt. Frank Rycroft

14th Canadian Battalion
Steele, E.G. 661146
(K. July 7/17. Det D&B)
"I was quite close to a man called Steele (14. 4. XVI?) when he was hit in the head by a shell, and killed absolutely instantaneously, early in the morning of July 8th at Vimy Ridge while we were in the line. The Germans tried to come over, but we repulsed them, and they did not get into our trenches. He was probably buried near the dressing station at Vimy, but I have not seen his grave. He formerly belonged to the Irish Rangers. I thought his number was 919--- but possibly he was transferred"

Eye-witness: Yes

Description: Montreal? 19 or 20, first time in the line

Informant: Pte Frank Rycroft, 2135304
14th Canadian Infantry, 4, XIII
3rd Southern General Hospital
The Base, Oxford

Home address: 494 Seignours

22nd Nov. 1917
Hilda M. Pickard - Cambridge