Gunner Walter Lantz ( PEI ) - 98th Seige Battery

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    In memory of

    who died on July 12, 1916

    Service Number - 92921
    Age - 25
    Force - Army
    Unit - Canadian Garrison Artillery
    Division - 98th Seige Battery
    Date of Birth - February 4, 1891

    Son of Joseph T. and Bessie Lantz of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

    Cemetery - DARTMOOR CEMETERY Somme France
    Grave Reference - I. F. 47.


    Mr and Mrs Theodore J. Lantz Receive the Sad News Today That their Son Walter Has Been Killed in Action.
    Gunner V. Burke of the 98th is Wounded.

    [Note: This clipping was from WW1, the date and name of the paper it came from were not marked...]

    The first of the soldiers who left here with the 98th Seige Battery to meet death on the battlefield, is Gunner Walter Lantz. His father, Mr. Theodore J. Lantz, formerly of the Marine Service, has received a despatch announcing that his son, Gunner Lantz, was killed in action on July the 12th. No further particulars have yet come to hand.

    Gunner Lantz joined the Battery some months before its departure in September. He was twenty-four years of age and besides his parents, one sister, Florence, and a brother Joe, are left of the family.

    He was an admirable young man in every respect, and was most affectionately regarded, and much admired by all who knew him from his boyhood up to the threshold of his manhood. His comrades will be greatly grieved over this sad event but they, with our people, will feel that he has died a soldier's death - serving his God, his King and his country.

    Thus, another of our dauntless Island sons has made the great sacrifice. Fitting tablets and monuments, after the war is over, will record their heroism and their patriotism.

    To the grief-stricken parents, and family, we can only extend the profound sympathy of the whole community - thousands of parents in our province to-day have given their sons to the battle and they will all feel for, and share the grief of the inmates of the sorrow-stricken household.

    Nothing too good can be said of the late Gunner Walter Lantz. He was a clever, energetic, splendid young man, and gallant soldier. He lies on the blood-stained fields of France, but his memory will be kept green in the hearts of his family, his comrades, his relatives, and the people generally, and his name should be inscribed upon the Roll of Honor of all the brave Island boys who fall in the world's greatest conflict.

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