July 1917

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Name Obituary
Attestation Papers Burial Record
Ball, Fred Robert July 20 1917 July 20 1917 Ball Service Record Ball Burial Record
Banks, Sam (Pte) July 5 1917 July 6 1917
Coleman, Alexander Robert (Corp) July 7 1917
Eadmore(Radmore?), E. (Sgt) July 7 1917 July 7 1917
Homerston, Dick (Pte) July 14 1917 Homerston Service Record Homerston Burial Record
Phillpott, Hubert (Pte) July 3 1917 Phillpott Service Record Phillpott Burial Record
Wright, Albert Edward July 20 1917 July 20 1917 Wright Service Record Wright Burial Record


The above index contains published death notices from the Fort William Daily Times Journal (FWDTJ) and the Port Arthur Daily News (PADN), along with links to available attestation papers (through Library and Archives Canada) and Burial Records (through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) for local individuals who were killed during or as a result of the First World War. The index is updated monthly to coincide with the centennial of these events and commemorate the sacrifice of those individuals and their families. If you know of someone who should be included here, please contact us at tbpl%23ca|ww1project.

Robert J Manion 

July 9: Port Arthur


In Report Number 12 of the Port Arthur Property and Fire Committee, the Committee reports that they had given the use of the former    Council Chamber in old Municipal Building to the Great War Veterans Association on the condition that they were responsible for the janitorial service for the room.

July 9: Port Arthur


In Report Number 9 of the Finance Committee, we can see the Patriotic Fund in action.  A Mrs. Whear had applied to the Committee for the City of Port Arthur to fund a train ticket so that Mrs. Burrows could visit her son in the Orthopedic Hospital in Toronto.  The Finance Committee sent the request to the Patriotic Fund “which has been established for such purposes”, from which we can infer that Mrs. Burrows son might have been an injured returning soldier.

July 10: Fort William


In June the Prisoner’s Aid Society had asked for the use of the Fort William Market Building for their Carnival, which they were presumably given.  The advertisements in the newspapers about the event promised a three day “Monster” eventNewspaper accounts from days later speak of a well-attended and enjoyable event.  Unfortunately, they may have been a little too ambitious in the number of activities and attractions.  The Prisoner’s Aid Society and the Great War Veterans Association had to ask Fort William City Council for a rebate on the rent charged to them “on the grounds that the Carnival was not a financial success.”  The Fort William City Council did not give them a full rebate, but reduced the rental fee to $25.00. 

Forestry Corps


July 23: Port Arthur


W.P. Charles from the Soldier’s Aid requested $1000 on Tax levy from the Port Arthur City Council. It was referred to the Finance Committee.

July 23: Port Arthur


The Great War Veterans Association sent a letter thanking Port Arthur City Council for use of room in old Municipal Building.  This was granted by the Property and Fire Committee (see above).




Soldiers' Letters

The Fort William Daily Times Journal and the Port Arthur Daily News respectfully solicited letters from soldiers at the front - or extracts therefrom - during the First World War. Any reader who had a letter from a relative or friend with the British, French or Russian forces was invited to submit said letter for publication to the community.


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