100 Years Ago: Private Albert Lawrence Killed in Action, Aeroplane Camp near Deseronto, Belleville Boy Honoured

The Intelligencer March 23, 1917 (page 3)

“Made Supreme Sacrifice. Word was received this week that Pte. Albert Lawrence …  had been killed. Pte. Lawrence worked four years for Wallace Heard in Rawdon Township, and was very highly respected and well liked in the community. He went overseas with the 80th Battalion, and had been in France since November last. His parents live in Colchester, England.”

[Note: Private Albert Lawrence died on February 7, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 272 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer March 23, 1917 (page 3)

“Aeroplane Camp near Deseronto. The Imperial Munitions Board intends to establish at Deseronto an aeroplane industry and training camp which will be practically the exact duplicate of the works at Camp Borden.

Negotiations are now under way for a tract of land known as the flats. Accommodation will be provided for five squadrons of one hundred machines. The contracts will be placed in a few weeks, and the camp will be operated, together with Camp Borden flights from one to another being planned.”

The Intelligencer March 23, 1917 (page 7)

“The numerous friends of Sergt. L. M. Frederick in Belleville, also in Ameliasburg, where he was born, will be pleased to learn that his name has been forwarded to the Secretary of State for War, in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with overseas action.

Sergt. Frederick is a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Frederick of this city, and a brother of Mr. C. I. Frederick, Assistant Principle of Queen Mary School. He enlisted at Swift Current, Sask., in the 9th C.M.R., in June, 1915.”