100 Years Ago: Belleville Boy Returns to Enlist

The Intelligencer August 17, 1916 (page 2)

“Belleville Boy Returns to Enlist. Mr. William O. Wardhaugh of Washington, D.C., accompanied by Mrs. Wardhaugh and three children, who has just arrived in this city, to-day signed up with the 155th Battalion, and will shortly report at Barriefield.

In company with Recruiting Officer Henry Foltz, also an old resident of Belleville, Mr. Wardhaugh visited the Intelligencer Office this morning and expressed his determination to do his bit toward defeating the Germans. He is a splendid specimen of the perfect athlete, and was passed without hesitation by Dr. MacColl.

Mr. Wardhaugh is a son of Mr. Oliver Wardhaugh of Front street, this city, was born here, and fifteen years ago left for the United States, settling finally in the American Capital, where he has been following the occupation of a contractor, with prosperous results. Like many another full-blooded Canadian, his loyalty came to the surface, and he now gives his best energies for his country’s cause. He is 31 years of age. The act of this loyal subject should be an incentive for other local young men to follow.”