100 Years Ago: Belleville Coal Scow Overturns, Harold Holway Wounded, Poster for Sailors’ Week, Poster for Belleville Fair, William Thomas Bunton Wounded, Letter of Thanks

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 1)

“Belleville Coal Scow Turns Turtle on Lake Ontario. Special Despatch to the Intelligencer, Canadian Press, Limited. Kingston. A scow loaded with 282 gross tons of coal for Downey & Co., of Belleville, sprang a leak off nine-mile point yesterday morning while in tow of the Argyle, of Montreal, and after getting inside of the point it suddenly turned turtle. Fortunately the tug held on with one line and towed the upturned scow to port.

Manager D. W. Patterson was aboard the scow up until an hour before the accident happened. The loss is estimated at $2500.”

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 1)

“Pte. Holway Wounded. Mr. Aubrey Holway, 165 Church street, was officially notified to-day of the wounding of his son, Harold, whose brother was recently invalided home as a result of wounds received on active service in France. The telegram reads as follows:

Ottawa, August 19, 1918. Aubrey Holway, 165 Church Street, Belleville. Sincerely regret to inform you 636263 Harold Holway, infantry, officially reported admitted to General Hospital, Rouen, August 9th, 1918. Gunshot wound in arm. Director of Records.”

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 6)

Poster for Sailors' Week

“Remember by Giving. At any other time than this, the heroism of the men of the Merchant Marine would fill the newspapers. As it is, you simply read of so many tons of shipping sunk by submarines.

Yet from the few words you read, you must picture scores of scenes like the illustration. 15,000 men of this service, not officially recognized by the governments, have suffered death in order that soldiers, munitions and food may cross the ocean. Remember their widows and orphans, dependent for life itself on your generosity.

Let Your Donation Be An Appreciation of This Sacrifice!

Sailors’ Week, September 1st to 7th Inclusive. Ontario’s Objective $1,000,000. Ontario Has Never Failed! The Navy League of Canada.”

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 6)

Poster for Belleville Fair

“Belleville Fair. Labor Day, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 2nd and 3rd 1918.

Be Patriotic and Attend the Fair. See the Immense Display—By the Returned Soldiers’ War Display Co. of Beaverton—Trenches and Dugouts—The Wonderful German Pillboxes—A Magnificent Display of War Relics Captured and Picked Up on the Battlefields of Flanders.

This is a grand opportunity for you to see with your own eyes the Trenches and Dugouts our boys are living in from day to day.

God Save the King! Arthur Jones, President. R. H. Ketcheson, Secretary.”

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 6)

“Pte. Bunton Wounded. Mr. B. C. Bunton, Pine Street, has received the following message from the Director of Records, Ottawa. ‘Sincerely regret to inform you that 636622 Pte. William Thomas Bunton, infantry, officially reported admitted to the 10th General Hospital, Rouen, August 9th, 1918. Gunshot wound left arm.’

Pte. Bunton enlisted in February 1916 and went overseas with the signallers of the 155th Battalion in October of the same year, and went to France in February 1918, and in June of this year met his brother Ben, who has been in France over three years, who has also been wounded twice and gassed twice.”

The Intelligencer August 19, 1918 (page 6)

“Appreciated Socks. The following letter received by the Principal of Queen Victoria Public School is self-explanatory: The Canadian War Contingent Association, 123 Victoria Street, London, S. W., July 15, 1918.

The Principal, Queen Victoria School, Pine Street, Belleville, Ont. Dear Sir:—In a recent consignment sent through the St. Julien Chapter per Mrs. Evan MacColl, were two boxes containing each 50 pairs of socks forwarded by the children of your school under the superintendency of the teachers.

I am directed by the Executive to convey to your pupils our heartfelt thanks for this most welcome gift, and also to say how much we appreciate the interest which the children take in this work for the men at the front. With grateful thanks, Sincerely yours, Eleanor McLaren Brown, Hon. Sec. Ladies Committee, C. W. C. A.”