100 Years Ago: William Michaud Wounded, James Turney Wounded, Appeal to Help Veterans

The Intelligencer July 18, 1917 (page 2)

“Wounded in Action. Ottawa, July 17, 1917. Mrs. Emily Michaud, 12 Harriet St., Belleville. Sincerely regret to inform you that No. 59657, Sapper William Michaud, engineers, is officially reported admitted to No. 11 casualty clearing station on June 30th, 1917, wounded on scalp. Will send further particulars when received. Director of Records.”

The Intelligencer July 18, 1917 (page 2)

“Ottawa, July 18, 1917. Mrs. James H. Turney, 263 Ann St., Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you that No. 454536, Sergt. James H. Turney, Mounted Rifles, is officially reported wounded on June 21st, 1917. Will send further particulars when received. Director of Records.”

The Intelligencer July 18, 1917 (page 6)

“Help the Veterans. From one end of Canada, in fact from one end of the Empire to the other, loyal Britishers are vieing with each other to show some measure of their appreciation of the heroic deeds of their glorious soldiers. …  Belleville, loyal British Belleville, will not be found wanting in gratitude to her sons. The Belleville Branch of the War Veterans’ Association are making their first appeal to the citizens of this loyal town, and they are giving the citizens something in return that will place them under one more obligation.

The Summer Music Festival, to be held at the City Hall all of next week, will be a treat for the music lovers of the city, that they will never forget. Music such as will be heard during this series of concerts, will appeal to all classes of our citizens, and the programme will be changed nightly. Therefore, surely there will be no citizen of Belleville who will fail to attend at least one of these concerts, and great numbers will attend every concert.

The Veterans need money to get their headquarters established. Furniture, etc., costs money, and there is no doubt that the people of Belleville if called upon, would subscribe all the necessary amount, but the veterans in view of the many noble responses made by Bellevillians to the numerous funds, have taken this method to raise money, which is absolutely needed if the Belleville Branch of the Great War Veterans’ Association is to continue in existence.

Therefore, Citizens of Belleville, go to Doyle’s Drug Store, or the C. W. Lindsay, Limited, and secure your tickets for the series of concerts, thereby showing that you are heart and soul, and pocket-book, which is more substantial, behind the boys who have done their bit for you.”