100 Years Ago: Queensboro Women Donate to Y.M.C.A., William St. Orms Dies, Memorial Notice for Leo Ross, Frank Bateman Wounded

The Intelligencer April 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Y.M.C.A. Work Appreciated. The Women’s Patriotic League of Queensboro have forwarded a cheque to Mr. D. V. Sinclair for $50.00 to apply to the ‘Trench Work’ of Y. M. C. A. overseas. These women have sons and husbands at the front and in this practical way express their appreciation of the splendid work being done by the Y. M. C. A. for our men overseas.”

The Intelligencer April 30, 1918 (page 5)

“Soldier Died. The death occurred in Mowat Memorial Hospital, Kingston, of Pte. William St. Orms. Deceased was born thirty-six years ago and went overseas in 1916 with the 155th Battalion. He served in France, but later on account of illness was returned to Canada and has been confined to the Mowat Memorial Hospital since last August. Before enlisting deceased was a stationary engineer in Bancroft.”

[Note: Private Willard Storms died on April 20, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 508 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer April 30, 1918 (page 5)

“In Memoriam. In loving memory of our dear nephew Gunner Leo Ross who was killed in action in the battle of Ypres, April 30th, 1914.

He sleeps beside his comrades / In a hallowed grave unknown / But his name is written in letters of love / On the hearts he left at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burd.”

The Intelligencer April 30, 1918 (page 7)

“Signaller Bateman Wounded. Mrs. H. Bateman, residing at 61 Station Street, Belleville, is in receipt of the following telegram from the Director of Records at Ottawa, informing her that Signaller Frank William Bateman, artillery, is officially reported admitted to the Seventh Casualty Clearing Station, April 15th, 1918, with gunshot wounds in the leg and back.

Signaller Bateman left with the 74th Battery from Petawawa, and was located with a siege battery at the front. He was well known in this city, where he was a resident for some time. Previous to enlistment he was employed by the Canadian Express Company.”