100 Years Ago: Signaller Walter Scott Dies of Wounds, Ad for 235th Battalion, 235th to Attend Church, Harry Westlake Killed in Action

The Intelligencer November 10, 1916 (page 1)

“Signaller Walter Scott Dies of Wounds. The news reached Picton, Wednesday that Signaller Walter Scott of the 44th Battalion, died of wounds at No. 9 Casualty Station on October 26th. The report of his death came with great suddenness to his friends in town, as no previous intimation of his being wounded had been received. The telegram states that he was wounded in the left arm and that the injuries were very serious is amply proven by his death.

Signaller Scott enlisted with the 80th Battalion at Picton, and went overseas with them last spring. He was a grandson of Mr. Alex. Scott of Gilbert’s Mills and brother of Clarence Scott of the C.N.R. Telegraph Office, Picton. For a time before enlisting he resided with his aunt, Mrs. M. Young, Queen street.”

[Note: Private Walter Scott died on October 26, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 160 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer November 10, 1916 (page 2)


“Men Wanted for Overseas. One Barber. Six Carpenters. Twelve for Signalling Section. Ten for Machine Guns. Four Bandsmen. Apply 235th Battalion. Corby Building, Front Street, Belleville.”

The Intelligencer November 10, 1916 (page 2)

“The 235th Battalion will attend divine service on Sunday at St. Thomas’ Church. The Roman Catholic members of the battalion will attend divine services at St. Michael’s, parading at 10.30, accompanied by the band.

After playing the men to St. Michael’s, the band will return and at 11 o’clock will accompany the Protestant portion of the battalion to St. Thomas’ church.”

The Intelligencer November 10, 1916 (page 6)

“Harry Westlake Reported Killed. Mrs. J. Westlake, 328 Coleman Street, Belleville. Deeply regret to inform you 219570 Pte. Harry C. Westlake, Infantry, officially reported killed in action on October 27, 1916. Officer in charge of Records.

Pte. H. Clifford Westlake reported killed in action, enlisted with the 80th Battalion, went overseas the 13th of May, was drafted to France on August 8th, and has been in the trenches since then. Pte. Westlake is the youngest son of Mrs. J. Westlake, who resides at 328 Coleman street. She received a letter dated October 23rd saying he was well.”

[Note: Private Harry Clifford Westlake died on October 27, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 180 in the First World War Book of Remembrance.]