100 Years Ago: Memorial Service for Railway Men, Nursing Sister Stella May Jenkins Mentioned for Bravery

The Intelligencer June 17, 1918 (page 2)

“Railway Men Honor The Silent Army. Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held in the Tabernacle Methodist church, under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and associated orders in connection with the railway to commemorate the passing of their fallen comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice since the beginning of the war.

The members of the Associated Societies, headed by the 15th Regimental Band, formed at their hall on Pine street, and proceeded to the church, where the impressive service was held. The pastor, Rev. S. C. Moore, President of the Bay of Quinte Conference, officiated and delivered an appropriate address, after the usual opening had been conducted. There was a good congregation present, and all entered into the spirit of the service. …

At the close the audience remained standing while the Dead March in Saul was played, as a loving tribute to the memory of their comrades who had joined the silent army.

The names of the members from this division of the various Brotherhoods who have made the supreme sacrifice are as follows: Robert Warrilow, George Dixon, John Caddick, John Clarke, Leo Ross, Albert Edward Hemmings, Walter Craig, John Coburn, James Warlow, Mercer Hayward, William J. Clarke, John W. Fraser, Fred Couben.”

The Intelligencer June 17, 1918 (page 5)

“Mentioned in Despatches. Nursing Sister Jenkins, formerly of Belleville, has been mentioned in General Haig’s despatches for outstanding bravery and service to the Empire.”