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Re: Elkhorn war poet

“Memorial to Elkhorn war poet” strikes a chord with reader.

Dear Editor,

My thanks to Anne Davison and Steve Glover for the article “Memorial to an Elkhorn war poet”. 

I too am interested in WW1 and 2 history. My husband and I have visited Vimy Ridge twice, Beaumont Hamel, the D Day beaches (all of them), the Somme and Ypres, as well as several cemeteries in France and the Netherlands.

My great uncle, Harold Tomalin, was killed on September 2, 1918 during the Second Battle of Arras as well. He is buried at the Dominion Cemetery in France’s Pas de Calais region. It is a little east and south of Arras.  We have twice visited his grave. He was a Manitoba lad as well. He served in The Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 16th bn.

I wonder if he and Mr. Dixon had ever crossed paths. 🤔

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is a valuable resource for those searching for a fallen soldier’s resting spot. That is how I located my great uncle.

Again, many thanks for a well written article.

- Jo Ann Thompson, Melita

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