100 Years Ago: Sugar Limit Urged on Householders, Canadian Casualties, Reuben Cooper Doing Well, Leo Doyle Safe, Charles Brooks Wounded, Collection for Sailors, In Memoriam of John Caddick, William C. Smith Wounded, Private Keegan Paid Ultimate Price, Sergt. H. D. Willerton Wounded, Women’s Home League to Meet, Sergt. William Black Wounded

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)
“Two Pounds Sugar Monthly Apiece. Ottawa. The Canada Food Board in a statement at the week-end places definitely upon householders responsibility for limiting domestic consumption of sugar so as to insure a sufficient supply for preserving. The board urges that a family of two should not use more than an aggregate of one-quarter of a level cupful of sugar per day for cooking, table and all other purposes except preserving, and for other families consumption should be limited to two pounds per person per month.

‘There will not be sufficient sugar if it is consumed in other ways in the homes to the same extent as in former years, or if people eat up in the homes sugar which has been saved by regulation of manufacturers,’ the statement says.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)

“Casualties Among Canadian Troops. Killed. Coe Hill—C. E. Kelsh; Madoc—W. A. Glover; Marmora—F. B. Loveless; Deseronto—E. Sharp.

Wounded. Belleville—H. F. Fox; W. J. Black; C. H. McWilliams; H. F. O’Neil; Maynooth—A. Kelly; Point Ann—W. Keech; Bancroft—A. Siddons; R. D. Currie; E. G. Vardy; Deseronto—C. Hodgkisson; Marlbank—M. M. Dafoe; Cannifton—T. Rosevear.

[Note: Private Charles Nelson Kelsh died on August 25, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 440 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Sergeant Winfred Alexander Glover died on August 26, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 415 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Corporal Floyd Bertrand Loveless died on August 26, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 451 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Private Ernest Sharpe died on August 30, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 499 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)

“Doing Well. Mr. L. B. Cooper of this city, on Saturday received a cable from his son, Lieut. Reuben Cooper, which stated that he was in a hospital in England and was doing well. Lieut. Cooper was wounded on August 31st.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)

“Pte. Leo Doyle Safe. Mrs. Elizabeth Doyle, residing at 156 Front street, city, was to-day in receipt of the following from the Director of Records at Ottawa: ‘Cable received from England states Pte. Patrick Leo Doyle, infantry, previously reported missing, believed wounded officially reported safe with unit.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)

Charles M. Brooke“Lieut. Brooks Wounded. A telegram received this morning from the Director of Records at Ottawa, conveyed the intelligence that Sergt. Charles Brooks of this city, had been slightly wounded. Lieut. Brooks enlisted and went overseas with the 80th Battalion of this city, and previous to enlistment was in the employ of the Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario. His parents are residents of the city.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 1)

“For the Sailors. The collection in Belleville for the Sailors Fund will amount to about $2,000. One thousand dollars is already paid in and deposited in a special trust fund in the bank by the acting treasurer, Mr. Alexander Ray. The Boy Scouts have worked hard early and late and deserve great credit for their patriotic devotion. Mr. Ray has also given the campaign a great deal of his time and indeed it was due to his efforts that there was a campaign at all.

As the boys are now busy with their school tasks they will be unable to make any further collections and those who have subscribed and not paid can leave their subscriptions at the office of Mr. Alexander Ray, Front street.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 3)

“In Memoriam. In loving memory of the late Pte. John Caddick, who was killed in action in France, Sept. 9th, 1916:

When alone in my sorrow and the bitter tears flow. / There stealeth a dream of the sweet long ago. / Unknown to the world he stands at my side. / Whispers my loved ones, death cannot divide.

Wife and children.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. Wm. C. Smith Wounded. Mrs. Wm. C. Smith, of 27 Earle Street, has received a telegram informing her that her husband has been officially reported admitted to 2 Australian General Hospital, St. Mereux, with gunshot wound in left leg. Pte. Smith formerly worked with Marsh & Henthorne, leaving with the 59th Battalion three years ago. He was an active member of the Salvation Army and played for some time in the local S. A. band.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. Keegan Paid the Price. Private James Keegan, whose death from wounds was mentioned in The Intelligencer on Saturday, was well and favorably known in this city. Some days ago a message was received that he had been severely wounded and gassed and on Saturday the sad message was received, announcing his death.

‘Jimmy,’ as he was best known, enlisted and went overseas with the 155th Battalion of this city. His record of service in France was of the highest. He was wounded and as a tribute to his bravery he was awarded the Military Medal, but as was characteristic of him, he did not tell of this honor and the first intimation came with the arrival here of the medal from the military authorities. He had been all through the heaviest engagements during the past two years and was in the present big offensive. He died on August 29th.

In addition to his wife and parents three brothers, Fred, Frank and George and one sister, Mrs. J. McGuire, survive. To the bereaved will be extended the heartfelt sympathy of all citizens.

[Note: Private Thomas James Keegan died on August 29, 1918. He is commemorated on Page 439 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Sergt. Willerton Wounded. Sergt. H. D. Willerton was wounded on August 31, an official telegram to that effect reaching his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Willerton, 115 North Front street yesterday. The telegram stated that Sergt. Willerton was gassed and is suffering from gunshot wounds in the face. He left here with the 155th Battalion, and this is the second time he has been wounded. His many friends trust that he will have a speedy recovery.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Home League Meeting. The Women’s Home League of the Salvation Army will at their meeting this afternoon at 3 o’clock, make arrangements for shipping parcels to the boys overseas. All women interested are invited to attend. Adjt. Trickey will read two interesting letters sent by Bandsman W. C. Smith, (just reported wounded) telling of the remarkable work of the Canadians and how they bag prisoners and handle the big tank in their drive.”

The Intelligencer September 9, 1918 (page 5)

“Sergt. Black Wounded. Mr. John Black, 20 Hillsdale Street, Belleville, has received a telegram from the Director of Records at Ottawa that Sergt. Wm. Black, artillery, was admitted to No. 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, on August 13, suffering from a gunshot wound in the right leg.

Sergt. Black was a resident of Belleville and went overseas with the 34th Battery. As he had had previous military experience he was kept in England as an instructor until last November, when he was transferred to France where he acted as instructor at the base until February when he was sent to the front. He served four years in the United States navy upon the battleship Vicksburg and had interesting experiences in connection with revolutions in Central America, and service elsewhere. He is an uncle of Howard Black, reported wounded several days ago.”