Bombardier Cox - August 1918
Bombardier Cox's unit loses their Battery Commander, "on the third, we lost our leader, Major Ringwood, while making his reconnaissance for our present position. He's the man we need at this moment, more than at any other time. He knew his own and every other artilleryman's job perfectly and was never stuck. He was the instructor at Kingstown, Ont. for ten years and has trained over 50% of the Canadian Artillery officers in France. His horse's head was blown off, but he had only one wound, right through the heart. His body was left in a trench over night and the next day, I volunteered with 7 others to bring it in. We looked for hours, before we found it, but finally did so, near the front lines. The Hun was strafing us furiously and several times I thought we would need more than one stretcher. "
Major Ringwood was the Adjutant of the 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery before the unit was reorganized and absorbed by other units of the Canadian Field ARtillery. You can find the letters here.