100 Years Ago: Hospital Supplies to Be Shipped

The Intelligencer January 4, 1915 (page 3)

“A box of hospital supplies and comforts for the boys is being shipped Tuesday afternoon to St. Johns, N.B., to sail on the 8th to Col. Bridges, Surgeon, who is the head of the next hospital to be established right away at the front. Mrs. Bowell would be pleased to send with the other things donations sent in by 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday.

When the boys come out of the trenches there is a scarcity of underwear, according to the nurses’ letters to their friends here in Belleville. They also need batting, butter cloth, etc. Anything in small or large proportion will be gratefully received at 161 Albert street. One thing the nurses say they are short of, is bandages.”