100 Years Ago: Ross Brown Wounded, Harry Holland Gassed, Claude Wallace Wounded

The Intelligencer August 27, 1917 (page 2)

“Mr. David Brown, R. R. No. 3, has received word from Ottawa that his son, Pte. Ross Allen Brown, infantry, is officially reported admitted to the City of London Military Hospital, Clapton, August 20, 1917, gunshot wounds left thigh and back, will send further particulars when received.”

The Intelligencer August 27, 1917 (page 5)

“Mrs. William Holland, of this city, has received the following telegram from the Record Office, Ottawa: ‘Sincerely regret to inform you Pte. Harry Holland, No. 300285, artillery, officially reported admitted to 8th casualty clearing station August 18th, gassed.’

Harry left Kingston with the artillery and has been at the front for some time. His many friends in this city will hope for his speedy recovery.”

The Intelligencer August 27, 1917 (page 6)

“Mrs. C. F. Wallace of this city, is in receipt of the following cablegram which explains itself: Seaford, Aug. 25th, 1917. Royal Herbert Hospital, B. L. N. Ward. Wounded; not serious. Claude.

This refers to Sergt Claude Wallace, son of Mrs. James Wallace of Front street, Belleville. He left here with the 155th Battalion and was transferred to another battalion in France. It will be gratifying to his relatives and friends to learn that his wounds are not of a serious nature. A younger son of Mrs. Wallace was invalided home some time ago.”