100 Years Ago: Planning the Garden, Poster for Y.M.C.A. Red Triangle Fund, Willard Storms Is Buried in Bancroft

The Intelligencer May 3, 1918 (page 3)

“War Garden Bulletin. Planning the Garden. In planning the 1918 garden the first thing to take into consideration is the fact that it is a war-time garden and that the vegetables which must receive primary attention are those which are going to be genuine substitutes for wheat. The local substitute is the potato. Therefore, everyone should grow potatoes this year. They repay themselves over and over again. Count on giving them the major part of the garden.”

The Intelligencer May 3, 1918 (page 5)

YMCA Red Triangle Fund poster“The Crisis! Just an ordinary cup of coffee! Surely nothing could be more commonplace to you. But—

To wounded, broken and exhausted Canadian men staggering out of a furnace of shells, at Vimy Ridge, with nerves torn to pieces, that little refreshment in the moment of crisis—who can measure its significance? For it may mean life itself!

Y.M.C.A. Red Triangle Fund. $2,250,000, May 7, 8, 9 Canada-Wide Appeal.

Many Give Their Lives—All Can Give their Money.”

The Intelligencer May 3, 1918 (page 7)

“Death of Pte. Storms. Private W. Storms, of Bancroft, died on Sunday last at the Kingston General Hospital, after being ill for some time with lung trouble. On Wednesday afternoon the body was interred at Mount Pleasant cemetery, Bancroft. The services in St. Paul’s Church and at the grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. Cracey of Kingston, and there was a large turnout of citizens to pay a tribute of respect to a brave soldier who sacrificed his life for his country.

Among the floral offerings was a beautiful wreath contributed by the Girls’ Club. The deceased went overseas with the 155th Battalion. He was invalided home last fall, and had been in the hospital for several months. He was thirty-six years of age, and is survived by a widow and two children.”

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