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100 Years Ago: Third Contingent Recruits

The Intelligencer February 1, 1915 (page 1)

“Recruiting for the third contingent is steadily progressing in the city and the County of Hastings. …  Up to the present time two officers, Capt. W.H. Hudson and Lieut. P. Allen, and 68 men have enlisted under the banner of the Fifteenth Regiment. Five officers and 76 men have enlisted with the Forty-Ninth Regiment. They are from various parts of the county.

The new recruits, who have joined the two regiments, are a fine body of young men, and are rapidly growing efficient in drill. Drilling takes place at the Armouries in the morning, afternoon and evening.”