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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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“Naval militia guard a N.Y. bridge.” 

Photograph shows members of the New York Naval Militia guarding bridge against supposed German sabotage during World War I. Bain News Service, Feb. 5, 1917. Library of Congress,

LC-B2- 4124-16.   

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