100 Years Ago: Return of Canadian Soldiers, Prisoners of War Society

The Intelligencer December 17, 1918 (page 1)

“Return of Canadian Soldiers Marked By War But Happy. Many Canadian Soldiers Are Returning to Be Mustered Out of Service—Some Badly Wounded and Crippled, But All Happy to Be Home Again in Dear Old Canada—Many Happy Christmas Celebrations.

Among the soldiers who have arrived in Canada from overseas during the past few days are the following: Belleville—Capt. A. C. North, T. R. Rupskitt, M. Locke, A. Luske, A. T. Morrison. Tweed—J. R. Green. Trenton—A. R. Keeler.”

The Intelligencer December 17, 1918 (page 6)

“Prisoners of War Society. Belleville, Dec. 16, 1918. To the Editor Intelligencer. Dear Sir:—As representative in Belleville I desire to publicly acknowledge the splendid donation of $100 made by Quinte Chapter I.O.D.E. in response to the final appeal of the Society. The gift of the Quinte Chapter and other funds have been cabled overseas and the British and other allied prisoners will already have received the practical benefit through this efficient organization, for which the Universities who know the need, are all working.

Such anguish of spirit, such agony of body as they have endured—are enduring, words cannot utter, imagination cannot conceive—that is the revelation of the prisoners now being released. Yet there are those who would have us forget and forgive those Huns who wrapped the dagger in the Sermon on the Mount. Yours truly W. N. Ponton.”