100 Years Ago: Ad for Wrist Watch, Red Cross Box to France

The Intelligencer February 8, 1915 (page 2)Military Wrist Watche

“Military Wrist Watche. That Friend of Yours Going to the Front will surely appreciate having a reliable time piece with him. It will be treasured in the future as a reminder of the donor. You get a complete guarantee and a free inspection and adjustment with every watch you buy at this store. This month we offer special prices to any one in service uniform. Angus McFee, Jeweler, Optician. The Store with the Big Clock.”

The Intelligencer February 8, 1915 (page 7)

“Off to France. The Red Cross Supply Committee has just sent a box containing the following articles to Col. Shillington’s Hospital at La Touquet (near Cologne), France, where Miss Ethel Ridley, a Belleville girl, is head of the nursing sisters: 20 sets of pyjamas, 38 pillows, 7 doz. pillow cases, 19 doz. handkerchiefs, 9 doz. bandages, 1 doz. scarfs, 25 pairs bed socks, 2 pairs of knee caps, 18 pairs socks, 6 large bars of castile soap, boxes of candy by private subscription. A nice donation was received from Albert College.

The work in preparation for the ‘Sick Shower’ goes steadily on. An excellent programme is being prepared, also refreshments. A good time is anticipated. Admission, a pair of socks, hand knit, factory knit, or cash equivalent.”