100 Years Ago: Praise for Nursing Sister Hambly, Ad for Canada Victory Bonds, New Rules for Sending Parcels

The Intelligencer October 29, 1917 (page 2)

“Tribute of Praise For Nursing Sister. A medical officer in Ottawa, who has recently returned from active military medical duty overseas, pays an enthusiastic tribute to Nursing Sister Hambly of Belleville, who was recently singled out for royal honors in recognition of her very valuable services as a military nurse. The medical officer in question writes as follows:

‘It was with great pleasure we learned of the honor of the Royal Red Cross having been given Nursing Sister Hambly of Belleville. Great credit is due Sister Hambly for her loyal work while in France, especially during the frequent heavy rushes.

Several reports have been given for her ability in emergency work and untiring attention, for ‘The Boys’ while acting as night matron for the past year at the Duchess of Connaught’s Hospital, Taplow, England. Being the daughter of Col. P. H. Hambly, so well known in military life, and who has served his country in time of need before this, it is not surprising that this Sister has shown her true British spirit.

Her many friends of Ottawa, who know personally of her work overseas, only wish she could spare the time in which they might give a reception in her honor, but knowing of her call for return sailing, which takes place soon, as they can only extend their hearty congratulations by letter and wish her a Bon Voyage.’ “

The Intelligencer October 29, 1917 (page 4)

Ad for Canada Victory Bonds“ ‘Every man and woman in Canada can help win this war by practising self-denial’—From an Address by Sir Thomas White, Minister of Finance.

Four hundred thousand of the finest and bravest of Canada’s young men have swept aside their home ties and friendships, their private interests, their own pleasures, their own inclinations, and volunteered to serve for Canada and the Empire.

Issued by Canada’s Victory Loan Committee in co-operation with the Minister of Finance of the Dominion of Canada.”

The Intelligencer October 29, 1917 (page 7)

“Rules for Oversea Parcels. The department has issued new rules in regard to sending parcels to the Canadian Expeditionary Forces overseas. They should bear the name and address of a second addressee to whom they may be forwarded and delivered if delivery to the first addressee is found impossible. The original address should be written on front of parcel where stamped and declaration as to contents is affixed. The second and alternative address should be written on back of parcels.”