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“Maj.-Gen. Logie Inspects Troops,” Toronto Globe. September 25, 1918. Page 11.

Railway Const. Draft Going Shortly – Another Death From Spanish ‘Flu.’

(Canadian Press Despatch.)
Niagara Camp, Sept. 24. – Major-Gen. W. A. Logie, G.O.C., came over from Toronto this morning accompanied by Major G. G. Mitchell, and inspected a draft of railway troops that is going to leave camp shortly.

Another death was added last night to the fatalities which have occurred in the Polish camp from Spanish influenza, this making a total of six deaths from the epidemic.

There were about 200 cases of Spanish influenza in the Polish army yesterday, but this number was reduced to-day by discharges of 185.

Pte. John Joseph Noonan of the 2nd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment, who deserted from a draft while in Toronto on the way east on July 27, and was apprehended on August 31st, in Toronto, was sentenced by district court martial here to Kingston Penitentiary for two years, and was taken to Kingston this morning.

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“Erring Soldiers Punished,” Toronto Globe. September 24, 1918. Page 03.

One Goes to Penitentiary For Desertion, Another For Theft.

(Special Despatch to The Globe.)
London, Ont., Sept. 23. – Pte. Gerald Drouillard was sentenced to-day at London, Ont. to two years in Kingston Penitentiary by Magistrate Graydon for desertion. He was a former 142nd Battalion man.

Pte. William Howie, FCOC, sixty-five years of age, charged with stealing Government supplies from a warehouse where army goods are stored, was sentenced to three years in Kingston Penitentiary. Howie was employed as a night guard when he committed the thefts.

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“Wounded Soldier Sentenced to Jail,” Toronto Globe. September 1, 1916. Page 08.

Attorney-General Authorizes His Liberation That He May Attend Reception.

The ‘boys’ in a western Ontario city were apparently exceedingly good to a war-scarred returned soldier, with the result that the latter, as the result of his imbibing too freely, landed himself in court and was sentenced to thirty days in jail. Last night a reception was held in the city in honor of returned soldiers, and before the ceremony thoughts fastened on the unfortunate victim doing ‘time’ while the band was playing outside. Accordingly, an effort was set on foot to have the prisoner, who had valorously served his country, released, and the Attorney-General, who was communicated with yesterday afternoon, without any hesitation took the human view and authorized the soldier’s liberation. 

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“At Niagara Camp – Alleged Canadian Deserter Poses as U.S. Officer,” Toronto Globe. August 22, 1918. Page 07.

(Canadian Press Despatch.)
Niagara Camp, Ont. Aug. 21. – W. B. Buckner of the Canadian Railway Troops Depot is in detention here in the uniform of an American military officer. He is charged with desertion, and is said to have cut quite a swatch across the border in the guise of an officer of the United States. A private’s uniform is being prepared for him, as his present appearance is not regarded as in keeping with a Canadian soldier under arrest.

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“A Sad Case,” Sudbury Star. July 31, 1918. Page 05.

An extremely sad case was that of Lorne Beck, not yet twenty years of age, and who has spent the best part of his life in jail. He was charged with escaping from Burwash on July 9th. He has a long record and frankly told the court that he spent his boyhood days in an Industrial School. He had been sentenced to Burwash for theft committed while he was in the army.

‘The army is not against you, you are against the world,’ said the Magistrate, as he sentenced Beck to two years in Kingston. Chances of parole to join the army are much better there than at the Burwash instuitution, and recommendedation will be made that Beck be allowed to proceed overseas.

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“Over the Top With The Best Of Luck!” – By Jim Frise. Toronto Star, July 30, 1938. Page 05.

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“Uproarious Corps Battalions Take Over Whole City,” Toronto Star. July 30, 1938. Page 23.

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