100 Years Ago: Driver Duncan Wounded, Victory Loan Total Passes Half Million

The Intelligencer November 16, 1917 (page 2)

“Driver Duncan Wounded. Mrs. R. W. Duncan of this city, received a telegram this morning from Ottawa, stating that her son, Driver S. W. Duncan, artillery, was officially reported with gun shot wound in his right arm. Mrs. Duncan has three other sons at the front. Driver S. W. Duncan has been overseas for three years. He went with the first contingent.”

The Intelligencer November 16, 1917 (page 5)

“Hastings Co. Passes Half Million Mark. Yesterday was the most gratifying day that has yet been reported for the Victory Loan. The total amount of bonds sold yesterday reached the high sum of $506,000, or more than half a million dollars. …

Canada wants all her children, young and old, as her creditor, so buy a bond for the baby, and in the future that baby can tell the future generation that it had a part in the Great War. Buy a bond for all the family. Every one.”