100 Years Ago: Poster for Sailors’ Week, Private Albert Edward Baldwin Suffers Gas Poisoning, Private James Ernest Richardson Dunlop Wounded

The Intelligencer August 27, 1918 (page 3)

Poster for Sailors' Week

“15,000 Merchant Marine Men Make the Supreme Sacrifice. Many of our seamen have been on torpedoed ships, not once only, but several times. Death lurks in the way of every ship. The submarine and loathsome mine have claimed over 15,000 men of our Merchant Marine. They died for us!

What of their dependents—the widows and orphans? Governments make no provision for them because the Merchant Marine is not a recognized arm of the service, like the Army and Navy. That is why we hold Sailors’ Week September 1st to 7th Inclusive.”

The Intelligencer August 27, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. A. E. Baldwin Wounded. Mrs. A. E. Baldwin, 22 Green St., this city, has received word that her husband, Pte. A. E. Baldwin, has been admitted to hospital suffering from gas poisoning. Mr. Baldwin’s many friends will remember that prior to enlistment he was engaged as caretaker of the local Y.M.C.A. He went overseas over a year ago with the 254th Battalion.

The following is the telegram sent: ‘Sincerely regret to inform you 1093398 Pte. Albert Edward Baldwin, infantry, officially reported admitted to Third West General Hospital, Cardiff, August 20th, gassed.—Director of Records.”

The Intelligencer August 27, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. E. R. Dunlop Wounded. Two sons of Mrs. Elizabeth Dunlop, 156 Willow Avenue, Toronto, have gone overseas. Jas. S. Dunlop was killed in action June, 1917. Now Pte. J. E. R. Dunlop is reported shot in the thigh August 13. He went overseas in October, 1916, was for a time Sgt.-Instructor in England, and has been in France since March.

He was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, 24 years ago; came to Canada in 1910, and at the time of his enlistment was managing a branch store for the Wm. Davies Company at Belleville. His mother has had three nephews, all the sons of the same parents, killed in action.”