100 Years Ago: John Newton Alford Wounded, Poster for Canadian Naval Patrol Cooks and Stewards

The Intelligencer June 21, 1917 (page 2)

“Wounded In Action. Now At Shorncliffe. Lieut. J. N. Alford is now in hospital at Shorncliffe suffering from wounds. He is a McGill University graduate and prior to enlistment was with the Toronto Electric Light Co. He enrolled as a private in the Eaton Machine Gun Battery, and went overseas in June, 1915.

He served for two months in the trenches, and was then given a commission. He was wounded a year ago. His is 29 years of age, and a native of Belleville.”

The Intelligencer June 21, 1917 (page 6)

“Men Who Can Cook can earn $1.50 a day ($45.00 a month) with free food, free lodgings and free uniform, with a separation allowance of $25.00 a month to dependents by serving in the Canadian Naval Patrol. It’s a patriotic and profitable service to help to feed the crews of the newly commissioned ships of the Canadian Naval Patrols.

Vacancies also for Stewards and boy Stewards. Apply: Commodore Aemilius Jarvis, Naval Recruiting Officer, Ontario Area, Toronto. Or to the Department of Naval Service, Ottawa.”