100 Years Ago: Hastings County Boys Killed, Successful Garden Party Held, Ad for Cowan’s Cocoa, Sergeant Thomas Hyland Wounded

The Intelligencer September 7, 1917 (page 2)

“Made Supreme Sacrifice. In to-days casualty list appears the names of six Hastings County boys who have made the supreme sacrifice. All enlisted and went overseas with the 155th Battalion from this city.

Among the number is Private C. A. Shaw of Tweed, who was at one time connected with the Trenton Electric and Water Company of this city. His father, the late Mr. John Shaw, was at one time Reeve of Tweed Village.”

[Note: Private Charles Arol Shaw died on August 15, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 324 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer September 7, 1917 (page 2)

“Successful Garden Party. Under the auspices of the Canadian War Contingent Association a garden party and at-home was held yesterday afternoon and evening at the home of Mrs. G. W. McCarthy, corner of William and Bridge streets. The object, a most laudible one, was to provide Christmas comforts for the soldiers overseas, and a neat sum was realized.

The grounds and home was tastefully and appropriately decorated for the occasion. There were during the afternoon and evening many in attendance. Home made cooking was a feature, and the articles of food were readily disposed of. Suitable music was provided, and all present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mrs. McCarthy and her daughter, Miss Evelyn were ideal hostesses.”

The Intelligencer September 7, 1917 (page 6)

“Enlist Your Kitchen in the War! ‘The kitchen must help as well as the workshop and the trenches’ Mr. Lloyd George has said it! What does he mean? He means you must know and practice real thrift—make every dollar you spend on food serve your family and your country. Banish those things which are wasteful and substitute real foods. Thrift Suggests Serving Cocoa.

Cowan’s Cocoa. ‘Perfection Brand.’ ”

The Intelligencer September 7, 1917 (page 8)

“Sergt. Hyland Wounded. Mrs. A. Hyland residing in this city, was to-day in receipt of the following telegram, which refers to her husband: Mrs. Allen Hyland, 162 Coleman St., Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you 219510 Sergt. Thos. Edward Hyland, infantry, officially reported wounded August 16th, 1917. Will send particulars when received. Director of Records.

Sergt. Hyland left here with the 80th Battalion, and has been in active service at the front for some time. His numerous friends in the city will hope that his wounds are not of a serious nature.”