100 Years Ago: In Memoriam for James Woodley, Soldiers’ Christmas, Film on Canada’s Work for Wounded Soldiers

The Intelligencer December 12, 1918 (page 2)

“In Memoriam. Woodley—James Woodley, in loving and constant memory of my dear husband and our loving father who left this earth just one year ago to-day, December 12th, 1917.

‘Gently the stars are shining, / Down on his silent grave; / Where lies our dear father sleeping, / The one we loved but could not save. / We often sit and think of him, / When we are all alone; / For memory is the only thing / That grief can call its own.’ Wife, Daughter and Sons.”

The Intelligencer December 12, 1918 (page 5)

“Soldiers’ Christmas. The ladies of Christ Church, Parish Guild and Choir Comfort Club recently mailed about 70 overseas parcels to the soldier boys of Christ Church.”

The Intelligencer December 12, 1918 (page 9)

“Canada’s Work For Wounded Soldiers. The wounded soldier does not always find it easy to return to the routine of civil life and of civil work. …  In Part Two of the film serial, ‘Canada’s Work for Wounded Soldiers,’ entitled, ‘Re-education of the Disabled,’ the habitué of the moving picture theatre will find much to interest him and make him or her think. …  In this second part of the serial, one can see returned men studying for civil service examinations, and taking lessons in motor mechanics, the operation of farm machinery, cattle judging and barn construction. …

Patrons of the Moving Picture Houses should follow up the serial ‘Canada’s Work for Wounded Soldiers.’ It is an official production endorsed by Sir James Lougheed Minister of Soldiers’ Civil Re-Establishment. It indicates the best way in which they can successfully apply their energy in solving the ‘problem of the returned soldier,’ and the co-operation of every man, woman and child in Canada is needed to end the existence of such a problem.

Part one of this series was shown at the Palace Theatre the first three days of this week and the series will be continued as received.”