100 Years Ago: Bombardier Blaylock Invalided Home, Private William Rawlinson in Hospital

The Intelligencer November 6, 1915 (page 1)

“Returned Hero Welcomed Home. Bombardier E.G. Blaylock, who left Belleville last August with the 34th Battery, has been invalided home and arrived in the city this afternoon by the 3.02 G.T.R. train. He was the second of the returned soldiers to have a public welcome, the first being Capt. R.D. Ponton.

It was difficult to get a band together on Saturday afternoon, but a number of members of the 15th Regimental Band were present at the station. A large crowd assembled and gave the weary warrior a rousing welcome as the train steamed into the station. Escorted by soldiers and citizens, and accompanied by many motor cars, the brave Bombardier was conveyed to his home in Albert St., being loudly cheered en route.”

The Intelligencer November 6, 1915 (page 2)

“In Hospital. Pte. Wm. Rawlinson, who has been discharged from the army through internal injuries, is now in Belleville Hospital. He only arrived in the city on Sunday, and appeared on the stage at the Opera House, at the recruiting meeting. His condition however, was such that he has been removed to hospital.”