September 1916

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NameObituary
(FWDTJ)
Obituary
(PADN)
Attestation PapersBurial Record
Armitage, Harold (Harry) (Corp) Sept 20 1916

Sept 19 1916

Armitage Service Record Armitage Burial Record
Arthur, George E. Sept 1 1916

Sept 1 1916

Sept 1 1916

Arthur Service Record Arthur Burial Record
Belanger, Cyprian (Pte) Sept 28 1916 Belanger Service Record Belanger Burial Record
Currie, Edward Campbell Sept 13 1916 Currie Service Record Currie Burial Record
Gilmour/Gilmore, William (Pte) Sept 27 1916 Sept 26 1916 Gilmore Service Record Gilmore Burial Record
Holdsworth, Thomas Wendell (Lieut) Sept 25 1916 Holdsworth Service Record Holdsworth Burial Record
Johnson, William Sept 20 1916
Lyne, Allan Enderby (Corp)

Sept 7 1916

Sept 28 1916

Sept 18 1916

Lyne Service Record Lyne Burial Record
McKinnon, Hector Sept 25 1916 McKinnon Service Record
Moore, John James (Corp) Sept 30 1916 Moore Service Record Moore Burial Record
Nelson, Harry (Pte) Sept 15 1916 Sept 19 1916 Nelson Service Record Nelson Burial Record
Oliver, Frederick William (Cpt) Sept 25 1916
Patterson, William (Pte) Sept 2 1916
Pearce, R. (Lance Corp)

Sept 14 1916

Sept 21 1916

Towers, Norman E. (Cpt) Sept 25 1916 Sept 25 1916 Towers Service Record Towers Burial Record
Willison, William (Lieut)

Sept 21 1916

Sept 22 1916

Willison Service Record Willison 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.

POW Escape

September 11: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes

The Port Arthur City Council first received a suggestion in May 1916 made by the Indian Agent, Russell Brown, that clothing no longer in use by the 94th and 96th battalion might be provided to “destitute Indians” in the District. Council also received a letter in August 1916 received from Military Secretary from the Department of Militia and Defense regarding the same issue, and now this letter from the Military Secretary.

 

September 12: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
A. Coombs of the 5th Canadian Battalion sent a request asking that the usual grant for civic employees entering the military be given to his mother. The usual military grant of $50 was given.  

 

September 18: Port Arthur:
Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes 
Port Arthur City Council receives a letter from J.T. White, solicitor of the Provincial Treasury Department, regarding interest due on the Provincial War Tax.  Council authorize the payment of $517.44 to pay the 5% interest due on the $15,523 War Tax bill. The Council had received a letter from White in August 1916 regarding the War Tax.

 

September 18: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council MinutesPort Arthur City Council Minutes
George Chasty, a firefighter, accepts the standard military grant of $100 from Port Arthur City Council. Chasty had enlisted in September 1915, and would have been eligible for more under the earlier policy where the municipality made up the difference between military pay and the person’s previous salary.

Chasty would return to his work with the Port Arthur Fire Department after the War, and eventually serve as Fire Chief from 1940 to 1947.

TBA 4878 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of George Chasty, ca. 1940 (City of Thunder Bay Archives, 1992-01-30 TBA 4878)

Battle of Somme Recruitment

September 26: Fort William:

Fort William City Council Minutes
The British Red Cross Society sent a request asking that October 19 be set aside and that a special collection be made for the Red Cross.  

 

September 26: Fort William:

Fort William City Council MinutesFort William City Council Minutes
Fort William City Council requests that an effort should be made to raise money for patriotic purposes through taxation. Council recommends that next year’s Council should adopt a bylaw to provide funds for patriotic purposes. They agree to pay any deficit of the Patriotic Society for the balance of 1916.  

141st Battalion 96th Regiment

September 27: Port Arthur:

Port Arthur City Council Minutes
The Port Arthur General Hospital was initially constructed as the Railway, Marine, & General Hospital. The name was changed in 1918, and a new facility constructed in 1930.

Port Arthur City Council had planned to contribute to a sinking fund for improvements to the Hospital. They decided to postpone this contribution until 1917, as the costs of supporting the war effort mounted.

 

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.  

 

World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Landing Page Link

 

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