100 Years Ago: Poster for Royal Air Force Mechanics, Patriotic Piano Recital, Four Soldiers Invalided Home

The Intelligencer June 24, 1918 (page 3)

Poster for Royal Air Force mechanics

“Royal Air Force Want Mechanics. Any Man in Medical Category B May Apply. Following Trades particularly required:

Acetylene Welders, Boat Builder, Blacksmith, Camera Repairer, Carpenter, Cooks, Coppersmith, Draughtsman, Electrician, Fitters, Fabric Workers (Sailmakers), Hospital Orderly, Instrument Repairer, Magneto Repairer, Millwright, Motor Body Builder, Motor Cyclist, Miscellaneous Labor, Photographer, Rigger (Aeroplane), Tailor, Tinsmith, Turner, Upholsterer, Vulcanizer, Wireless Mechanic, Wireless Operator.

Rapid Promotion, a chance to learn a trade and serve the Empire.”

The Intelligencer June 24, 1918 (page 5)

“Patriotic Piano Recital. A patriotic piano recital was held June 18th, by Miss MacCuaig’s pupils. The program included a duet played by Miss MacCuaig and Miss Luffman. Prizes were presented to Jack Marsh, Charles Earle and Rosalind Ervine for good work during the year.

Sergt. Spargo kindly came from Kingston and gave two songs. The generous collection contributed, amounted to fifteen dollars, which will be sent in the form of parcels through the Red Cross Society to Canadian prisoners of war, as a gift from the class.”

The Intelligencer June 24, 1918 (page 5)

“Invalided Home. Sergt. E. Smith and Privates W. Hogan, J. E. Little and S. Jones have returned to their homes in this city and vicinity. The quartette were welcomed home by Mayor Platt and other citizens. They had been overseas for some months and all were invalided home.”