November 1916

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NameObituary
(FWDTJ)
Obituary
(PADN)
Attestation PapersBurial Record
Bain, John (Lance Cpl) Nov 25 1916

 

Bain Service Record Bain Burial Record
Barkley, Frederick (Pte) Nov 23 1916

Nov 23 1916

Barkley Service Record Barkley Burial Record
Barr, James Stevenson (Lieut) Nov 24 1916 Barr Service Record Barr Burial Record
Chapman, Ernest Albert (Pte) Nov 2 1916 Nov 3 1916 Chapman Service Record Chapman Burial Record
Connors, William Patrick (Pte) Nov 30 1916 Nov 30 1916 Connors Service Record Connors Burial Record
Dixon, Walter (Pte) Nov 25 1916 Nov 27 1916 Dixon Service Record Dixon Burial Record
Ellis, John W. Harvey (Lieut) Nov 3 1916 Ellis Service Record
Farquaharson, A. T. (Sgt) Nov 23 1916
Grant, J. (Pte) Nov 17 1916 Grant Service Record Grant Burial Record
Hall, Franklin Edward (Mjr) Nov 23 1916 Hall Service Record Hall Burial Record
Horder, Thomas (Pte) Nov 24 1916 Nov 24 1916 Horder Service Record Horder Burial Record
Kirkup,Clifford Thomas (Pte) Nov 14 1916 Nov 15 1916 Kirkup Service Record Kirkup Burial Record
Molurier, Paul (Pte) Nov 13 1916 Nov 14 1916
Parkinson, C. A. (Sgt Mjr) Nov 24 1916 Nov 25 1916
Pearce, Fred (Pte) Nov 30 1916 Pearce Service Record Pearce Burial Record
Prettie, Percy (Pte) Nov 7 1916 Nov 8 1916 Prettie Service Record Prettie Burial Record
Snaddon (Mjr) Nov 23 1916 Snaddon Service Record Snaddon Burial Record

Sutherland, Blake (Pte)

Nov 30 1916 Sutherland Service Record Sutherland Burial Record
Walker, Sidney (Pte) Nov 6 1916

 

Walker Service Record Walker 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.

 96th RegimentKhaki Club

November 6: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes

Last month Port Arthur City Council received a letter from B.J. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the British Red Cross regarding a Red Cross appeal. Here, we see the outcome of Robert’s request. Council authorizes the Treasurer to issue a cheque for $25, but regretfully advises against the British Red Cross putting on a campaign at this time.

November 13: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes

Port Arthur City Council welcomes back Col. D.C. Mackenzie [sic].

Col. McKenzie, the commanding officer of the 141st Battalion, was also a physician for the Fort Frances and Rainy River district. As well, Col. D.C. McKenzie served as mayor to the Town of Fort Frances in 1906, 1911-1913 and again in 1915. (photos and article below supplied by the Fort Frances Times)

Col. McKenzie

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Fort Frances Times March 22 1917

November 13: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes

Port Arthur City Council transfer $47,500 to the Canadian War Loan, housing the funds with the Bank of Montreal for safe keeping. These funds were redirected from the General Sinking Fund Investment Account. This transfer of funds was discussed by Council in August 1916.

 

November 14: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
Two recruiting stations in the city sent a request asking that they be given free light and telephone during the recruiting period. The 3rd Overseas Pioneer Battalion, the 212th Battalion, and all other Battalions that may recruit in the city sent a request asking to be given free light and telephone.

Recruitment 

November 20: Port Arthur:
Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes 
Accommodations continue to be secured for the 141st Battalion. Here, Port Arthur City Council receives a request of funds for the Y.M.C.A. As well, Council receives a letter with an update on arrangements being made for practice facilities for the Battalion. Plans are in place for the Battalion to practice at both the Y.M.C.A, as well as the gymnasium at Port Arthur Collegiate. Committee Chairman E.J. Blaquier requests funds in the amount of $500 to support the use of the Y.M.C.A.

November 20: Port Arthur:
Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes 

Port Arthur City Council receives additional correspondence from E.J. Blaquier pertaining to quarters for the 141st Battalion. The Council thanks the Board of Education for use of the gymnasium at the Collegiate.

November 20: Port Arthur:
Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes 

Correspondence between the Port Arthur City Council and B.J. Roberts of the British Red Cross continues. Council instructs the city Clerk to write to Mr. Roberts to inform him that the grant of $25 given was intended as a temporary measure and the October 1916 request for a larger donation will be forwarded to 1917 Council for consideration in the future.

 

November 27: Port Arthur:
Port Arthur City Council Minutes 
Council receives thanks from the British Red Cross appeal for forwarding the appeal to the 1917 Council for consideration. The original request was made by Mr. B.J. Roberts of the British Red Cross in October 1916.

November 27: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
Port Arthur City Council receive a letter from E.J.Blaquier notifying them that a rest and reading-room has been secured on Park Street for the 141st Battalion. In July the 141st Battalion were moved from Fort Frances to training in Port Arthur at Gresley Park.

November 27: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
Port Arthur City Council receives a letter from Major Stethem regarding training quarters.  

 

November 28: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
Fort William’s City Treasurer here suggests Council invest $210,000 of sinking fund money into Dominion War Bonds. This is a significant investment of funds in 1916, equivalent to just over $4,000,000 in present day dollars. In November 1915, Fort William City Council invested $100,000 into the Dominion War Loan, which the Treasurer notes have net the city an additional $8000 annually.

 

 

 141st BattalionErnest Potter

 

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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