The Intelligencer June 15, 1916 (page 1)

“Clifford Burrows Killed in Action. Mr. Stephen Burrows of this city, to-day received the following telegram: Mr. Stephen Burrows, Belleville, Deeply regret to inform you Private Clifford Robert Burrows, Infantry, reported killed in action between June 2nd and June 4th. Record Office.”

[Note:Private Clifford Robert Burrows died on June 2, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 62 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer June 15, 1916 (page 1)

“Soldiers Curbed in Assigning Their Pay. Ottawa. Some comment has been excited by a recent order-in-council limiting to 20 days’ pay the amount that a soldier should be permitted to assign. In some quarters this has been criticized. However, the authorities still consider that this is the proper course to take.

A private soldier gets $32 a month and his wife gets a separation allowance of $20, in addition to the pay her husband assigns to her. Some men had assigned almost their entire pay, with the result that they got into financial difficulties. They were unable to avail themselves of leave and were confined to barracks or camp all the time.

The authorities considered that $14 is not an excessive amount for a soldier for the little necessaries he must procure out of his own pocket.”

The Intelligencer June 15, 1916 (page 1)

“Walter Craig Is Killed in Action. The following telegram was received in this city last night, and tells a story that is being told too frequently in these days of strife: Ottawa, Ont., June 14, 1916. Mrs. J. Craig, 199 Lingham St., Belleville. Deeply regret to inform you that 8194 Private Walter Craig, Infantry, officially reported killed in action, June 4th. Record Office.”

[Note: Private Walter Stephen Craig died on June 4th, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 72 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]