100 Years Ago: Harold Boyle Killed in Action, Belgian Relief Fund, Ad for Sewing Machine Operators

The Intelligencer October 7, 1916 (page 2)

“A report was current upon the street today that Harold Boyle of this city had been killed in action. He left here some months ago as a member of the 34th Battery.”

[Note: Private Harold Boyle died on September 26, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 57 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer October 7, 1916 (page 5)

“The Shadow of Death Hangs Over Belgium. 3,000,000 People are Living Within A Few Days of Actual Starvation. Belgian Relief Fund. $2.50 Feeds a Belgian Family One Month.”

The Intelligencer October 7, 1916 (page 8)

“WANTED. Sewing Machine Operators on Whitewear, Waists, Dresses. Experienced and to learn. Young girls able to run sewing machines at home will find it easy to learn operating. They will be given every assistance by a fully experienced operator in our factory.

Respectable boarding houses provided through Y.W.C.A. Wages from first day. Also Men Cutters. Gale Mfg. Co. Ltd. Cor. Spadina and Wellington, Toronto, Ont. Gale Mfg. Co. Ltd.”