100 Years Ago: Robert Bone Killed in Action, The King’s Call for Prayer

The Intelligencer December 31, 1917 (page 2)

“Pte. R. H. Bone Killed in Action. Mr. P. Bone, Herchimer Avenue, has received the following telegram from Military Headquarters, at Ottawa:

‘Deeply regret to inform you cable received to-day, stating (636640) Pte. Robert Henry Bone, infantry, previously reported wounded, now officially reported killed in action, Nov. 6, 1917.’

Pte. Bone left Belleville with the 155th Battalion, and was well known and very popular in a wide circle of friends here, who will receive the news of his death with sincere regret.”

[Note: Private Robert Henry Bone died on November 6, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 204 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer December 31, 1917 (page 2)

“The King’s Call for Prayer. Last evening in Emmanuel church, the rector spoke on ‘The King’s Call for Prayer. …  Mr. Hubly read the King’s proclamation, and spoke of the call for prayer being a national call, and the need also national.

As Canadian patriotism, most loyally responded to the King’s call for men, money and food, so the same patriotism will make sure our loyal response to the King’s call for prayer.”