100 Years Ago: Joseph Adamson Dies of Wounds, Ad for Gillette Safety Razor

The Intelligencer July 21, 1917 (page 2)

“Died of Wounds. Mrs. Joseph Adamson, 66 South George St., has received the sad news that her husband, Pte. Joseph Adamson, died of wounds, on the 12th of July. He had only been in France five months as he left with the 257th Construction Co.”

[Note: Sapper Joseph Adamson died on July 12, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 189 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer July 21, 1917 (page 3)

“The Navy’s Band of Efficiency covers everything afloat, from manoeuvring battle-cruisers, training great guns, and spotting ‘subs’ to keeping brass-work ‘bright’ decks spotless and faces clean-shaven.

In this atmosphere the Gillette Safety Razor most emphatically ‘makes good.’ Always keen—always ready for instant action—swift and workmanlike—the Gillette commands the respect of the most exacting naval man, and the affection which every real man feels for a good tool. Gillette Safety Razor Co. of Canada, Limited.”