100 Years Ago: 80th Battalion News

The Intelligencer January 19, 1916 (page 1)

“A concert will be held by the 80th Battalion, Sunday afternoon and evening at the Griffin’s Front St. Theatre. A fine war film ‘Fighting for the Colors’ has been secured and will be shown here for the first time. The 80th orchestra will play at both concerts.

The authority from headquarters has been received by the 80th Battalion to equip a recreation room for the men. The room is being erected at the rear of the barracks and will contain a canteen. Great credit is due to Col. Ketcheson and Capt. Watson in securing the requisite authority for the room and it shows that these two officers are looking after the welfare of their men.

Hockey and Basketball Leagues are being organized in the 80th Battalion. A series of matches are being made between civilian and military teams. The work is in charge of Lieut. Phelan who expects to form a good hockey team that will clean up all the local aggregations.”