100 Years Ago: George Waite of Coe Hill Killed in Action, Anniversary Mass for Leo Ross

The Intelligencer May 5, 1916 (page 2)

“Private George Waite of Coe Hill, Hastings County, has been killed in action at France. His name appears in the Canadian casualty list of today.”

[Note: Private George Elgin Waite died on April 19, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 177 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer May 5, 1916 (page 7)

Ross, Leo

“Anniversary Mass. A solemn requiem mass for the repose of the soul of the late Gunner Leo Ross was sung this morning at St. Michael’s Church.

The Rev. Father Killeen was the celebrant, and his altar boys were two young soldiers, Pte. J. Crawley and Pte. W. Smith. The Catholic members of the 155th Battalion attended in a body, in order to show their respect to their brave young comrade.”