100 Years Ago: Mayor Ketcheson Welcomes Three Wounded Soldiers

The Intelligencer August 21, 1917 (page 2)

“Welcomed Returned Soldiers. Mayor Ketcheson extended a warm civic welcome to three soldiers who have been invalided home with wounds from the war zone and arrived in Belleville Saturday. Pte. Varley, a G. T. R. employee, went overseas with the 21st Battalion, and saw active service in many important engagements. He was severely wounded.

Pte. Phillips, whose wife and five children reside on Yeomans street, went overseas with the 39th Battalion. He was wounded in action but is recovering nicely.

Pte. Schmeld, of Eldorado, was attached to the 38th Battalion leaving Canada and was severely wounded.”