100 Years Ago: Gift from Toronto-Belleville Old Boys

The Intelligencer November 24, 1915 (page 2)

“Absent, Yet Not Forgetting. Colonel Ponton has received from the Belleville Old Boys’ Association of Toronto a cheque for $25. to be applied in sending Christmas presents to the Belleville boys now doing duty for the Empire in France and Belgium, and will hand this sum over to the two organizations which have this specially meritorious work in hand.

The letter accompanying the cheque, full of loyal love for their old city is signed W.S. Morden, President, W.J. Wilson, Treasurer, and T.A. Stevenson, Secretary, and the gift will be doubly appreciated by the men who are thus remembered in the midst of the hardships and jeopardy which they are enduring for all of us during this severe winter campaign of life and death. Hats off to the Toronto-Belleville Old Boys!”