The Intelligencer December 16, 1918 (page 5)

“A Lasting Memorial. A progressive young citizen of Belleville suggests that as a memorial to the gallant deeds of Belleville soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice that their photographs be secured and placed in one of the public buildings with their names and particulars of service inscribed beneath. Smaller reproductions could be made and copies placed in each of the schools as an everlasting memorial to our soldier heroes who have given their lives for the Empire, for Canada and for Belleville.”