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Date: November 1917
Arthur Winterbottom - (Sydney's father)
Chaplain Alexander Ketterson

Dear Mr Winterbottom,–

I dare say the British War Office has informed you of the death of your son – Pte S.A. Winterbottom who was Killed in Action on the morning of November 6th.

No doubt you will feel your sad loss very much as it is hard to part with our loved ones; but it is a consolation to know that your son did his duty faithfully and died in a righteous cause. He died for God and country and for those he loved: And “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

I do pray that God will comfort you in your bereavement and may you find his grace sufficient in your hour of need. God is a present help in time of trouble.

With deepest sympathy
I am yours sincerely
A. Ketterson Chaplain
6th Inf. Bde.

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