Two Lindsay soldiers on wounded list
Cpl. Thos. Madill wounded twice in Sicilian campaign – Gnr. Aleck Kingsborough writes letter home two days before being a casualty.
Two Lindsay boys, with the Canadian Army in the Sicilian invasion have been reported wounded, one being seriously ill. Cpl. Tommy Madill, who has been in the army for 4 years, has been twice wounded, while in Italy. He is a son of Thos. Madill, a member of the Veteran’s Guard now stationed at Niagara. Tommy Jr. is a graduate of the Lindsay Collegiate Institute. He was employed on the Canadian National Railway when he enlisted. He was wounded in the first invasion on Italy and following received his stripes as a Corporal.
Thos. Madill, Sr., a veteran of the last Great War, was married when in Scotland and his son Cpl. John Madill was also recently married while in Scotland and in the same Town.
Word of the young soldier being wounded was received by Mrs. John Madill, 76 Albert St. S., his grandmother, with whom the young soldier lived for many years.