100 Years Ago: Poster for Royal Flying Corps, Lieut. Kelso Roberts a Prisoner of War

The Intelligencer May 1, 1918 (page 5)

Aerial warriors“Aerial Warriors. Mastery of the air prevents the loss of thousands of allied troops. The more aeroplanes we can maintain at the front the greater becomes the security of our men in the trenches, and the more effective our artillery fire.

Men who come within the provisions of the M. S. A. are eligible only after having joined their Depot Battalion, when they may, with the consent of their Commanding Officer, be discharged for re-enlistment in the R. F. C.

Write for Booklet, ‘Air Heroes in the Making,’ and apply directory to one of the following addresses: Imperial Royal Flying Corps. Recruiting Office, 93 King St. E., Toronto. A. R. Walker, Public Library, Belleville.”

The Intelligencer May 1, 1918 (page 7)

Kelso Roberts“Prisoner of War. A few days ago a message was received in this city stating that Lieut. Kelso Roberts, of Belleville, was missing. This morning Mrs. A. A. Roberts mother of the young Lieutenant received a cablegram stating that her son was a prisoner of war in Germany.”