100 Years Ago: Belleville Recruits Second Contingent

The Intelligencer October 22, 1914 (page 2)

“Belleville Recruiting Second Contingent. Canada’s Second contribution to the Overseas forces who will fight for the Empire is now in process of enrollment, and lists have been opened at the Belleville Armouries for volunteers from Belleville and vicinity.

On Tuesday evening 10 men applied and were accepted, after being examined by Dr. MacColl, surgeon of the local regiment. Last night eight more were added to the list. Nearly everyone who enlisted and was accepted, were Englishmen, who are anxious to serve the Mother Country. Recruiting will proceed actively each evening, and officers will be present at the Armouries to receive applications and give all information.”