Jarvis, William Le Roy

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L. D. O21 - Private William Le Roy Jarvis
Date of Death:27/04/1917
Regiment/Service:Canadian Army Service Corps
Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 12 May 1917

SAD Bereavement of A HASTINGS LADY.—A sad interest attaches to the death of William  Le Roy Jarvis, Canadian Army Service Corps, who has been with his Unit at St. Leonards since Christmas.  Mr. Jarvis was an American from Florida, but joined up with the Canadian Contingent.  On April 10th he was married to Miss Bethell, a local lady, and although he had a cold at the time, there was no indication that he was seriously ill.  He died, however, on April 26th, after only being married 10 days.  Much sympathy has been expressed with the widow by her many friends. T he funeral took place with full military honours at the Borough Cemetery, the ceremony being conducted by Captain Burnett, a Canadian Chaplain.  Mr. Jarvis was immensely popular with the Unit, there being a large attendance of men, with the Officer commanding and others.  Numerous handsome wreaths were sent, amongst others, by Captain Higher/ Officer commanding,and men of the Unit, Lieutenant Robinson, Matron and Sisters of the Canadian Military Hospital at Frederick-road, N.C.O's and men of the Canadian Hospital, Lieut. and Mrs. Donaldson, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Burnett (West-hill St. Leonards), Mr. and Mrs. R. Gray, Mrs. Long and Mrs.. Neal (Tonbridge). Miss Mayne, etc. The widow sent a duplicate of her wedding bouquet.  Mrs. Jarvis up to the time of her marriage had been doing nursing at Epsom as war work.