October 1916

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NameObituary
(FWDTJ)
Obituary
(PADN)
Attestation PapersBurial Record
Allen, John (Pte) October 30 1916

 October 18 1916

October 28 1916

Ball, Frank (Pte) October 21 1916

 October 30 1916

Ball Service Record Ball Burial Record
Bennett, Charles (Pte) October 7 1916 Bennett Service Record Bennett Burial Record
Blennerhassett, Albert (Pte) October 25 1916 October 25 1916 Blennerhassett Service Record Blennerhassett Burial Record
Brooking, Harold G. (Pte) October 16 1916 October 14 1916 Brooking Service Record Brooking Burial Record
Carss, Adair (Lieut) October 27 1916 Carss Service Record Carss Burial Record
Chambers, A. E. (Pte) October 31 1916 October 27 1916 Chambers Service Record Chambers Burial Record
Cole, Robert Harvey (Pte)

October 10 1916

October 18 1916

Cole Service Record Cole Burial Record
Comrie, William October 31 1916 October 31 1916 Comrie Service Record Comrie Burial Record
Cunningham, Robert Frier (Pte) October 3 1916 Cunningham Service Record Cunningham Burial Record
Cutbush, Henry (Harry) (Sgt)

October 14 1916

October 16 1916

Cutbush Service Record Cutbush Burial Record
Delmore, Benjamin E. (Sgt) October 17 1916 Delmore Service Record Delmore Burial Record
Dion, Joseph A. October 4 1916 Dion Service Record
Drury, Bert E. (Pte)

October 6 1916

October 10 1916

Drury Service Record Drury Burial Record
Fleet, Norman (Lance Corp) October 27 1916 October 27 1916 Fleet Service Record Fleet Burial Record
Fleming, William (Pte)

October 14 1916

October 16 1916

Fleming Service Record Fleming Burial Record
Hadden, Fred (Lieut) October 16 1916
Hamilton, William (Pte) October 16 1916

October 10 1916

October 17 1916

Hamilton Service Record Hamilton Burial Record
Hartwright, Percy October 10 1916

October 10 1916

Hartwright Service Record Hartwright Burial Record
Horan, James A. (Lieut) October 30 1916

 

Horan Service Record Horan Burial Record
Hull, Edward Joseph (Sgt) October 27 1916

October 28 1916

Hull Service Record Hull Burial Record
Ideson, George C. (Sgt) October 5 1916

 

Ideson Service Record Ideson Burial Record
Knight, Edward Lewin (Major)

October 7 1916

Knight Service Record Knight Burial Record
Leno, Frank (Pte) October 11 1916 Leno Service Record
Linklater, Robert (Pte)

October 13 1916

October 16 1916

October 14 1916 Linklater Service Record Linklater Burial Record
Mann, Alexander October 14 1916

 

Mann Service Record Mann Burial Record
McCranor, Thomas (Pte) October 14 1916 McCranor Service Record McCranor Burial Record
McMullen, Claude (Pte) October 23 1916
Moore, John J. (Corp) October 2 1916 October 2 1916 Moore Service Record Moore Burial Record
Nichol, Boyd McGregor (Pte) October 4 1916 Nichol Service Record Nichol Burial Record
Oliver, F. W. (Major) October 5 1916 October 4 1916 Oliver Burial Record
Pringle (Lieut) October 2 1916 October 2 1916
Rae, Robert (Lance Corp)

October 14 1916

October 16 1916

October 16 1916 Rae Service Record Towers Service Record
Richardson, Harold (Pte) October 27 1916 October 27 1916 Richardson Service Record Richardson Burial Record
Smith, John Anderson (Pte) October 21 1916

October 20 1916

October 23 1916

Smith Service Record Smith Burial Record
Teddiman, Joseph Alexander (Pte) October 28 1916 October 27 1916 Teddiman Service Record Teddiman Burial Record
Thompson (Flight Lieut) October 6 1916
Thompson, Ewart Barclay (Pte) October 14 1916 October 13 1916 Thompson Service Record Thompson Burial Record
Vincent, Charlie (Lieut) October 17 1916 Vincent Service Record Vincent Burial Record
Wake, Alfred L. October 28 1916 October 27 1916 Wake Service Record Wake Burial Record
Wellington, A. W. (Pte) October 14 1916 October 14 1916 Wellington Service Record Wellington Burial Record
Whittaker, Tom (Sgt) October 26 1916
Woodhouse, Jack (Pte) October 6 1916 Woodhouse Service Record Woodhouse Burial Record
Woodward, Charles (Corp) October 5 1916 October 4 1916 Woodward Service Record Woodward Burial Record

 

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October 2: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council MinutesLetter re quarters for new battalion (921) (922)

A committee is formed comprised of Alderman Blaquier, Slipper and Gibbon with the goal of securing quarters for a battalion to be stationed in Fort William during the winter months. A letter of assurance was to be sent to Col. Little indicating that provisions are being made for their accommodations.

 

October 10: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
More correspondence regarding plans for a battalion to be stationed in Port Arthur during the winter. During the last Council meeting a committee was formed with the goal of securing these quarters.

 Winter in the Lakehead

October 10: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes
Port Arthur City Council received a letter from B.J. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the British Red Cross regarding a Red Cross appeal. The letter was received and filed and the request will be revisited in November 1916.

October 30: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes

Port Arthur City Council often provided phone and electric light services free of charge to military quarters. Here, Council has granted a request made by Sergeant S. Jacques of the 141st Battalion. Sergt. Jacques requested light and phone services for the battalion’s mess located at 309 Dufferin St. This mess hall would have been conveniently located a few blocks away from the Port Arthur armoury which is still located at 317 Park Avenue.

Carrick ReturnsRoyal Navy

October 30: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
Here, Port Arthur City Council receives authorization to purchase $25,000 worth of British War bonds, maturing in 1921. $25,000 in 1916 is the equivalent of close to $500,000 in present day. A.E. Ames & Co. was a reputable bonds dealer which was acquired in the 1980s by RBC Dominion Securities.  

Note: There were no items related to the war effort in Fort William’s minutes for this month.

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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