The Intelligencer June 24, 1916 (page 1)

“Annual Convocation at Albert College. In Massey Hall, Albert College, last evening the annual convocation took place in connection with the college’s commencement exercises. A large number of spectators were present and took a deep interest in the proceedings.

Like other institutions of learning throughout this country, the war has played an important part in regard to attendance, and especially with male students. Old Albert has done its duty in regard to enlistment, as no less than 156 students and ex-students are either in the firing line or preparing to take their part in the trenches. Seven females from the college are also doing their noble work at the front as nurses or red cross work.

Owing to this fact the attendance for the past term has materially been interfered with. Nevertheless Rev. Dr. Baker, the principal, states that in other respects it has been one of the most successful terms in the history of the institution.

On the south side wall of Massey Hall hangs a large Union Jack, attached to which is an honor roll bearing the names of all who have enlisted.

Killed in Action. A sad feature is the fact that no less than five of those enlisted have sacrificed their lives in defence of King and national honor. Their names and memories will ever be revered. These heroes are as follows: Pte. George Minorgan, Langemarck, April 23, 1915; Pte. Chas. Roche, Langemarck, April 23, 1915; Pte. F.E. Perkins, Givenchy, June 15, 1915; Lance Corporal Ray Fair, Givenchy, June 15, 1915; Lieut. Clifford Burrows, Somewhere in France, June 2-4, 1916.

[Note: Private George Elliott Minorgan died on April 22, 1915. He is commemorated on Page 29 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Private Charles Wellington Roche died on April 24, 1915. He is commemorated on Page 34 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Private Frederick Charles Perkins died on June 15, 1915. He is commemorated on Page 32 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[Note: Lance Corporal Roy Nichols Fair died on June 15, 1915. He is commemorated on Page 14 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

[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 24, 1916 (page 2)

“The Women’s Patriotic and Red Cross Association of the City of Belleville is not ‘weary in well doing.’ During the past week 16 packing cases have been shipped abroad to help in the good work, 8 of them contained socks and were sent in care of Miss Mary Plummer, Shorncliffe, England, four hospital boxes were sent to No. 2 Stationary Hospital Boulogne and four boxes of field luxuries furnished by the young people of the Belleville High School were sent to the boys in the trenches.

This Association has been thoroughly organized under the capable leadership of Mrs. Col. Lazier and there is no better work being done in the Province than by our Belleville ladies.

Among the school children special mention should be made of Queen Alexandra School where the children on Victoria Day gave up their fire crackers and donated the money for the Patriotic and Red Cross Association. The members of Miss Fleming’s class of small children have by their individual efforts and savings made several donations to the association. The spirit of loyalty and service is not alone with the boys at the front who are doing such splendid work but it exists through our whole land even to the smallest school children.

Special mention should be also made of the ladies of the Bayside Women’s Institute who have been closely identified with the city of Belleville Patriotic and Red Cross Association and whose splendid services and valuable donations have been very much appreciated by the ladies of this association.”

The Intelligencer June 24, 1916 (page 8)

“Mass Meeting. At the request of Col. Williams, Chief Recruiting Officer for Canada, a meeting for women will be held in the Lecture Room of the Armouries on Monday afternoon, June 26th, at 4 o’clock. Every woman in the city is expected to attend. Col. Williams will address the meeting.

A meeting for the men will be held at 8 P.M. to be addressed by the same speaker.”