June 1916

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NameObituary
(FWDTJ)
Obituary
(PADN)
Attestation PapersBurial Record
Allis, Richard (Pte) June 22 1916

 

Banks, Archibald (Archie) (Pte) June 21 1916 June 23 1916 Banks Service Record Banks Burial Record
Beamish, Thomas Lorne June 20 1916 Beamish Service Record Beamish Burial Record
Belanger, Wilfred

June 10 1916
June 12 1916

June 12 1916 Belanger Service Record Belanger Burial Record
Bowden, Sydney Henry (Sgt) June 22 1916 June 23 1916 Bowden Service Record Bowden Burial Record
Bruce, Rod June 15 1916 Bruce Service Record Bruce Burial Record
Carlton, L. G. (Pte) June 15 1916
June 19 1916
Churchill, R. (Lance Cpl) June 29 1916 Churchill Service Record Churchill Burial Record
Churchill, Reginald C. (Pte) June 28 1916
Cliff, David S. (Pte) June 21 1916 June 24 1916 Cliff Service Record Cliff Burial Record
Currie, Hugh (Sgt) June 28 1916
June 29 1916
June 28 1916 Currie Service Record Currie Burial Record
Diggins, Albert (Pte) June 22 1916 Diggins Service Record Diggins Burial Record
Diggins, Arthur (Pte) June 21 1916
Ellis, Wilfred (Pte) June 27 1916 June 27 1916 Ellis Service Record Ellis Burial Record
Forsyth, Alexander June 10 1916 Forsyth Service Record Forsyth Burial Record
Gardner, Edward Stanley (Pte) June 24 1916 Gardner Service Record Gardner Burial Record
Gordon, Duncan (Sgt) June 23 1916 June 21 1916 Gordon Service Record Gordon Burial Record
Grainger, Harold (Pte) June 12 1916 June 19 1916 Grainger Service Record Grainger Burial Record
Hughes, Fred G. (Pte) June 29 1916 Hughes Service Record Hughes Burial Record
Hughes, Robert Edward (Pte) June 10 1916 June 10 1916 Hughes Service Record Hughes Burial Record
King, Charles J. (Pte) June 24 1916 June 21 1916 King Service Record King Burial Record
Masterson, Thomas (Pte) June 21 1916 June 24 1916 Masterson Service Record Masterson Burial Record
McCartney, Edward James June 6 1916 June 4 1916 McCartney Service Record McCartney Burial Record
McGovern, Arthur L. (Cpt) June 10 1916 June 9 1916 McGovern Service Record Cartmel Service Record
McLeod, Norman (Pte) June 21 1916
June 22 1916
June 21 1916 McLeod Service Record McLeod Burial Record
Milne, John Clarence (Cpt) June 20 1916 June 13 1916
June 19 1916
Milne Service Record Milne Burial Record
Naylor, Samuel Dawson (Lieut) June 6 1916 June 3 1916 Naylor Service Record Naylor Burial Record
Plenderleith, Robert June 30 1916 Plenderleith Service Record Plenderleith Burial Record
Pollard, William Ernest (Pte) June 15 1916 June 16 1916 Pollard Service Record Pollard Burial Record
Pringle, Thomas Stanley (Lieut) June 24 1916 June 24 1916 Pringle Service Record Pringle Burial Record
Rees, H. J. (Pte) June 28 1916 Rees Service Record Rees Burial Record
Ross, John (Pte) June 23 1916 Ross Service Record Ross Burial Record
Taylor, Robert (Pte) June 28 1916
Waghorn, John June 12 1916 June 12 1916 Waghorn Service Record Waghorn Burial Record
Woodside, Allen R. June 27 1916 June 27 1916 Woodside Service Record Woodside Burial Record
Young, Alexander (Major) June 7 1916 June 7 1916 Young Service Record Young 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.

War Casualties

June 12: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
As in previous months, Port Arthur City Council regularly provided services like light, electricity, and telephone to various military and patriotic groups. Telephone service had been provided to the 94th Battalion, which was embarking to Britain this month.  

 

June 12: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
The commanding officer of the 94th Battalion was Lieutenant Colonel Machin. In this role, he had been communicating regularly with the Councils of both Port Arthur and Fort William, regarding support for the Battalion. He expresses his thanks to both Cities for their hospitality while the Battalion was mobilizing.

 

June 12: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
Port Arthur City Council had agreed to supply the Red Cross with electric light and telephone service in November 1915. Here, the secretary of the entertainment committee thanks them for providing that service.

 

June 13: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
The commanding officer of the 94th Battalion was Lieutenant Colonel Machin. In this role, he had been communicating regularly with the Councils of both Port Arthur and Fort William, regarding support for the Battalion. He expresses his thanks to both Cities for their hospitality while the Battalion was mobilizing.

 

June 13: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
Douglas Kerr, quartermaster for the 94th Battalion, sent a letter notifying Fort William City Council that he had been charged $50 for streetcar tickets that were supplied to the troops. Fort William and Port Arthur had both been regularly providing street railway tickets for free to enlisted men and those engaged in military activities. The charges are withdrawn, and the tickets are considered a donation to the 94th Battalion.

 

June 13: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
The Acting Mayor, Robert Stevely Piper, as well as Aldermen Roderick John Byrnes and Albert Hugh Dennis, agree to meet with the officers of the 96th Lake Superior Regiment, to discuss the City advancing some pay for the 96th.

There is no other mention of this issue in Council minutes for 1916.

141st BattalionRecruitment

June 26: Port Arthur:  

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
The Salvation Army representative Ensign Oake requests that Port Arthur provide funds to purchase paper and envelopes for the soldiers of the 141st who would soon be training at Gresley Park.  A donation like this would allow the men to write letters home to their families. Council elects not to decide on the matter  until the 141st is in place.

 

June 26: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
A donation of $12,000 was recommended to be given to the Patriotic Fund in May and here a cheque of $3000 is issued by the City of Port Arthur. The Patriotic Fund supported those who were left in poverty by the war, especially dependents of those who served overseas.

 

94th BattalionFort William Daily Times Journal

 

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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