100 Years Ago: Recruiting Improves

“The Intelligencer July 7, 1916 (page 2)

“Brings More Recruits. There is a decided improvement in recruiting. It is believed that at no other time during the past two months have so many men joined in one day as on Monday.

The artillery office at Ottawa headed the list with 23 recruits for the 73rd depot battery at Kingston. This was the record day for the office for some months. The Forestry battalion enlisted 13 and the Construction battalion got a goodly number of recruits. The 207th had a large list, and many more are applying to join this battalion. The 230th also did well.

Nothing succeeds like success, and the officers think that the big fighting in France has something to do with the readiness of young men to enroll.”