100 Years Ago: Words of Sympathy, Nursing Sister Mary Hambly Honoured, Lieutenant Yeomans Reported Missing, Ad for Cowan’s Chocolate

The Intelligencer October 26, 1917 (page 2)

“Mrs. Barnett, of this city, is in receipt of the following from Record Department at Ottawa: The Prime Minister and members of the Government of Canada send their deepest sympathy in the bereavement which you have sustained.”

The Intelligencer October 26, 1917 (page 2)

“Belleville Nurse Honored. Among the names of Canadian nurses gathered in London as Associate Royal Red Cross of Second class appears the name of Nursing Sister Mary H. Hambly, daughter of Lt.-Col. P. H. Hambly of this city.

Nursing Sister Hambly is at present on leave and is resting at the home of her father on Alexander St. Her many friends will be pleased to learn of the honor which she has won by loyal service to the Empire.”

The Intelligencer October 26, 1917 (page 2)

“Lieut. Yeomans Is Reported Missing. Dr. H. A. Yeomans, of this city last evening received a message which for the second time since the commencement of the war had the effect of causing sadness to the members of his family. It was a cablegram from the Imperial Flying Corps department in England and stated that Flight-Lieut. F. L. Yeomans was missing since October 21st.

This refers to ‘Ted’ Yeomans, as he was familiarly known in this city and vicinity. The missing young aviator was only a little over 20 years of age. When the call to arms was sounded in Canada in 1914 he, with his late lamented brother Horace E., joined the signal corps in connection with the 34th Battery, which was organized here, and left for overseas with the First Contingent. For some time Ted was engaged in this work and a few months ago for bravery on the field of battle was awarded the Military Cross.

In January of this year the brave young officer decided to join the Imperial Flying Corps and was for some time in training in England. He became proficient in this branch of the military service and was sent over to France where he was engaged in scouting and other duties. It is supposed that while in the discharge of his perilous occupation over the German lines his machine was winged. It may be possible that he is a prisoner of war.

At the outbreak of the war Ted was one of the bright and popular pupils of Belleville High School. He entered the school in 1911 and would have been in 1914 a member of the Senior Third Form had he not sacrificed his own interests for those of his country.

One of his prominent characteristics was cheerfulness; he always wore a smile. He was also a useful member of the Y.M.C.A. and was a member of Bridge Street Methodist church. He was an exceptionally popular young man and had a host of friends in this city, all of whom will join in hoping that the worst fears may not be realized.

The brother, Horace E., made the supreme sacrifice in France in April, 1916. To the bereaved family will be extended the heartfelt sympathy of all citizens.”

The Intelligencer October 26, 1917 (page 5)

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