100 Years Ago: Letter from Cecil Holway, War Trophies Exhibited, Successful Tag Day

The Intelligencer October 3, 1917 (page 2)

“Accidentally Wounded. Mr. A. H. Holway, 165 Church Street,has received a letter from his son Cecil, who went overseas with the 8th C.M.R., and has been nearly two years on active service in France. The letter is dated September 11th, and states that the writer is in a military hospital ‘Somewhere in France,’ recovering from a wound in his left foot.

He was accidentally shot while cleaning his rifle, the bullet passing through the instep. At the time of writing the young soldier said that he had recently been operated upon, and was recovering nicely, but still confined to bed.”

The Intelligencer October 3, 1917 (page 2)

“War Trophies Exhibited. A display of trophies from the war zone in the window of Messrs. Wallbridge & Clarke’s store on Front street attracts considerable attention. They were sent here to Mr. George Wallbridge from his son Major F. Wallbridge, who is at the front.

The articles shown consist of French, German and British steel helmets, German water bag, German billy, which is studded with heavy nails, a German bayonet, German gas helmet, German gun handle, bullets and German bayonet. A helmet made from the cap of a large shell, is cleverly executed. The trophies are prized by the owner.”

The Intelligencer October 3, 1917 (page 7)

“Successful Tag Day. The Argyle Chapter I.O.D.E., held a most successful Tag Day on Saturday, September 29th, in aid of our soldiers in France. The sum of $540 was realized.”