100 Years Ago: Thomas Patrick Visited by Red Cross, Frederick Ashmore Wounded

The Intelligencer June 19, 1917 (page 2)

“Private Patrick Is Doing Well. Belleville Soldier, in an English Military Hospital, is Visited by Red Cross Workers. Mr. James Patrick, 70 Mill street, Belleville, has received the following letter from the Canadian Red Cross Society, in London, England, in regard to his nephew, Pte. Thomas Patrick, who was wounded in France:

Information Bureau, Canadian Red Cross Society, 14/16 Cockspur Street, London, 23, May, 1917. Dear Sir:—I beg to inform you that Private Thomas Patrick, who is now at Middlesex War Hospital, was admitted to the hospital here on the 22nd, having been wounded and in hospital in France. His wounds were shrapnel in left arm, both knees and right temple. Our report is that his progress is good, and he is walking about. He is slightly deaf and his voice weak. These are caused by shell shock.

If there are any extras he may desire we will see that they are supplied to him. Yours truly, Constance Scott.”

The Intelligencer June 19, 1917 (page 6)

“Gunner Ashmore Severely Wounded. Mrs. Olive Ashmore, 18 Murney Street, has received official notification that her son, Gunner Frederick Ashmore, has been severely wounded.

Gunner Ashmore left Belleville with the first contingent, and his many friends trust that he will have a speedy recovery. The Director of Records, Ottawa, sent the following telegram to Mrs. Ashmore:

Ottawa, Ont., June 18, 1917. Mrs. Olive Ashmore, 18 Murney Street, Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you, Gunner Frederick Ashmore, artillery, officially reported admitted to No. 7, Canadian General Hospital, Letreport, June 9, with gunshot wounds in head and hand, (severe). Will send further particulars when received. Director of Records.”