100 Years Ago: Malcolm Linford French Killed in Action, Dr. Hastings Advises Rest and Isolation for Spanish Influenza, Letter of Sympathy for Alexander Beaton’s Mother, In Memoriam for Frederick Coburn, Ad for Sacred Concert, Poster for Thrift

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 1)

Malcolm Linford French

“Pte. Malcolm L. French only child of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. French, West Bridge Street, killed in action in France, Aug. 30th, 1918. Previous to enlisting he was a pupil of Belleville High School.”

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 1)

“If You Have the Flu Don’t Try to Fight It. Toronto. ‘If you feel any of the symptoms of influenza, whether of the Spanish, American or Canadian types, don’t fight it—go to bed.’ This was the advice given by Dr. Hastings when asked if he had any message for the citizens, in view of the prevalence of Spanish influenza in some of the cities of the United States, particularly Boston. ‘The great trouble is they think that they can fight the disease and stay up until symptoms of pneumonia develop.’ The doctor emphasized the importance of isolating persons suffering from influenza.’ ”

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 7)

“Government Sympathy. Mrs. Flora Beaton whose soldier son, Pte. Alexander Beaton, was killed in action September 2, has received a letter conveying the sympathy of the Dominion Government as follows: ‘The Prime Minister and members of the Government of Canada send their deepest sympathy in the bereavement which you have sustained.”

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 7)

“In Memoriam. Frederick Coburn. In loving memory of my beloved husband, who died of wounds, received in action, September 28th, 1915. Gone but not forgotten. WIFE.”

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 7)

Ad for sacred concert

“Sacred Concert. Griffin’s Opera House. Sunday Evening Sept. 29th 8.30 P.M. Given by XV Regt. Band, Under Direction of Mr. F. W. Robinson.

In Aid of K. of C. Army Hut Fund. Silver Collection.”

The Intelligencer September 28, 1918 (page 9)

Poster for thrift

“Kitchener was right when he said—’Either the Civilian population must go short of many things to which it is accustomed in times of peace or our armies must go short of munitions and other things indispensable to them.’

For the sake of your country and the boys ‘over there,’ spend cautiously. Think of what Lord Kitchener has said, and ask yourself first, ‘Is this something I really need or can I do without it?’

Published under the authority of the Minister of Finance of Canada.”