100 Years Ago: Private Charles John Stevens Wins D.C.M., Ad for Gorman’s Boot Shop

The Intelligencer June 11, 1917 (page 2)

“Won the D.C.M. Private C. J. Stevens, who when in Belleville, was commonly called ‘Dad,’ today visited the Intelligencer Office, where once he was employed. Pte. Stevens has done his bit at the front and is now home on three months’ leave. He is the possessor of a Distinguished Conduct Medal, which he wears with pride.

The young veteran enlisted with the 51st at Edmonton and was drafted to the 15th Canadian Battalion. He left for the front in April 1916, and was in the trenches some months. Five times he was hit and his last wounds were of a rather serious nature, being in the chest. The medal was awarded him for bravery on the field of battle. Pte. Stevens still has a desire to return to the scene of warfare.”

The Intelligencer June 11, 1917 (page 3)

“Boot Bargains! Gorman’s Boot Shop. 20% Discount Sale!

Bang down go Prices. Sale Commences Tuesday Morning, June 12th. Closes Saturday Night, June 30th. Bargains for all the family. $30,000 Stock.”