The Intelligencer June 29, 1916 (page 3)

“Percy Jones Among Missing. Trooper Percy Jones, a Belleville boy, who enlisted in the 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles at Kingston last summer, is missing, according to a letter which a comrade has written home to friends in this city.

Trooper Jones had been in Belgium for a number of months and was evidently at Zillebeke when the German rush took place. The casualty lists have not yet reported him, but the Mounted Rifles have suffered heavily in ‘missing’ men.

Percy Jones is only about nineteen years of age. Three times he endeavored to enlist in the infantry here, but rejected on account of his height. Finally he was accepted for the C.M.R. His family removed from Belleville some time ago to Montreal, where they now reside.”

The Intelligencer June 29, 1916 (page 3)

“David W. Mossman Among the Missing. The following despatch brings its own story of the horrors of war:—Wm. Mossman, 7 Ridley St.:—Sincerely regret to inform you 113409 Pte. David Wm. Mossman, Mounted Rifles, officially reported missing June 2, 1916.

Will send further particulars when received. Office in charge of Record Office. Private Mossman enlisted with the 8th Mounted Rifles.”

[Note: Private David William Mossman died on June 2, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 139 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer June 29, 1916 (page 3)

“Killed in Action. Additional particulars have been received in reference to Private James Mack of Belleville, who has been officially reported killed in action.

The brave defender of the British principles, which are being fought for had resided in Belleville for the past 16 years and was employed in the Belleville Rolling Mills for some time previous to his enlisting. Mr. Mack was a member of the I.O.F. Lodge, Belleville, also a member of the Methodist church.

He leaves many friends to grieve his demise. Besides the sorrowing widow he leaves two children, a son Burley, and a daughter Geraldine.”

[Note: Private James Mack died on June 16, 1916. He is commemorated on Page 127 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer June 29, 1916 (page 3)

“Mrs. John Newton, Belleville, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you 113457 Rodney Clark Newton, Mounted Rifles, reported missing June 2nd, 1916. Will send further particulars when received. Office in charge Record Office.”