Vimy; Letters From The Front by William McNaught. Privately Published, 2016. PB, 213 pg; NEW. Fascinating collection of letters, documents and ephemera belonging to Private John Ball of Vennachar, Ontario. Private Ball was died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge. He served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. The author is the grandnephew of John Ball and has done a touching job in weaving together the letters and exceptionally rare documents, with the the story the devastating effect the death had on this small town farming family. Grief over John’s loss lasted the life time of those left behind. Very sad. This is a very powerful and fascinating book.
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