100 Years Ago: Gunner Phillips Arrives Home

The Intelligencer July 13, 1917 (page 2)

“Soldier Hero Arrives Home. Gunner E. L. Phillips, who enlisted with the 34th Battery, 1st Contingent, arrived at his home, Church Street, yesterday afternoon. He was wounded in April, 1916, and since that time has been in Hospitals in England.

Returning to Canada three weeks ago he was taken to the Mowat Sanitarium, Kingston, but was allowed two weeks’ leave to visit his mother. Ernie was one of the first to enlist when war broke out, and he now carries a number of scars and wounds.”