100 Years Ago: Memorial Service for Fleming Rollins, Veterans’ Big Demonstration Monday, Poster for Canada’s Registration

The Intelligencer June 1, 1918 (page 7)

“Memorial Service. A memorial service was held in St. Andrew’s Church, West Huntingdon, in honor of the late Pte. Fleming Rollins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hulsia Rollins, who fell fighting for King and country on April 26th last. Deceased was 20 years of age last October. Just one year ago from the day of the memorial service he left Belleville for overseas.”

The Intelligencer June 1, 1918 (page 7)

“Back Up The Veterans In Monday’s Big Demonstration. Monday’s the day that every citizen will have an opportunity to show their appreciation for the boys to whom they owe so much. The Great War Veterans are not asking for charity, but instead they have planned a big day’s entertainment that should attract thousands on its merits alone and send them home with more than their money’s worth.

Not one detail has been overlooked to make June 3rd a huge success from every standpoint. There’ll be amusements galore for everyone—men, women and children. In fact, the programme as arranged is one of the most attractive and extensive that has been staged in Belleville for many years.

At eleven o’clock in the morning the proceedings will be inaugurated by a Grand Street Parade which will include dozens of elaborate patriotic floats, Brass Bands, Cadets, Great War Veterans of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, and many other novelty features. At two o’clock the programme will commence at the Fair Grounds. The races will start at that hour as well as the baseball game, so be on hand to see the commencement and stay until the last event is staged, and then you’re sure to admit it was the best day’s sport of your life.


The Intelligencer June 1, 1918 (page 9)

Poster for Canada's registration

“Canada’s Registration. Its Purpose and Application. Canada faces the gravest crisis in her history. Four years of war have taken from the Dominion a heavy toll in talent and labor, yet despite the shortage of man power, our Allies still depend on Canada to maintain her own fighting forces at full strength and to increase her exports of food and war materials, so vital to them, and to the successful prosecution of the war.

Should the war continue for another year, food cards and a rationing system may have to be instituted.

It is quite probable that before the war is won our Government may have to place restrictions upon the occupations in which men and women may engage. In such an event the Government wishes to be in a position to render all possible assistance in keeping our population usefully and profitably employed.

Registration Day, June 22nd. Issued by authority of Canada Registration Board.”