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“Veterans Consider Punishment Too Harsh,” Toronto Globe. November 6, 1918. Page 13.

Soldier Sent To Prison Farm For Refusing To Take Electric Treatment.

(Canadian Press Despatch.)
Kingston, Nov. 5. – The Veterans are protesting against the punishment imposed at Toronto on Pte. John Pope of the 80th Battalion, who was given two years, less one day, at Burwash Prison Farm  because he refused to take electrical treatment for shell-shock. The Veterans regarded such punishment as altogether too harsh, and Commandant Evans was directed to take the matter up with the Minister of Militia.

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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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“The Queen’s Own A Sunburned Lot,” Toronto Star. August 18, 1910. Page 01.

A Section of the Long Branch Rifle Ranges, Where The Ontario Rifle Assn. Matches Are In Progress.

New men at the Ranges at Long Branch getting their rifles ready.

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“Two Years’ Hard Labor,” Toronto Globe. May 2, 1918. Page 15.

Sentence on Pte. Snider for Deserting From Draft Warned.

(Special Despatch to The Globe.)
Brantford, May 1. – The C.O.R. [Central Ontario Regiment] Depot was lined up, while the Adjutant read the sentence of a court-martial, confirmed by the General Officer Commanding this district, on Pte. C. C. Snider, a member of the local depot, who deserted from a draft which was warned for overseas. The draft left, and Snider was nowhere to be found. He was sentenced to two years’ hard labor in the penitentiary. The prisoner was not a Brantford man, but was called up from an outside place, and reported here at the local depot.

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“Camp Borden Sees Battle,” Ottawa Evening Citizen, August 27, 1937. Page 03.

“Camp Borden resounded to the sound of battle as the Royal Canadian Regiment staged maneuvers.  On one side of the sandy dunes were the ‘enemy’ (above) waiting for the attack.  The onslaught came with tanks (below).  But the sounds of fighting were limited to the rumble of war machines and barked commands of officers.  Rifle, artillery and anti-tank fire were imaginary and no cases of shellshock were reported.”

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“Le 22ième régiment à la Citadelle de Québec,” Photo-Journal, November 11, 1937. Page 14.

“Cette croix en bois a été rapportée de Vimy, après l’erection là-bas d’une autre croix en pierre.  Elle est maintenant installée à l’intérieur des murs de la citadelle de Quebec, sous la garde du 22e régiment, lequel comprend 175 hommes.”

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“L’armée canadienne à Montréal,” La Patrie. September 12, 1938. Page 08.

“Prés de deux mille soldats qui ont pris part aux exercises militaires au camp Borden, récement, sont passés par

Montréal ou ils ont bivouaqué au manège militaire de la rue Craig.  On voit ci-dessous le colonel H. Westmorland, R.C.A., S.C., qui avait le commandement de toutes les troupes.”

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