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100 Years Ago: 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles Recruiting

The Intelligencer July 19, 1915 (page 3)

“Men Wanted For The 8th Mounted Rifles. The 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles now in Camp at Barriefield in training there sent a draft of 150 men overseas last Friday and are now recruiting up to their normal strength. Belleville and district has not so far contributed as much as some other localities to the mounted service and the opportunity is now at hand for men now wishing to go into this branch.

The 8th Mounted Rifles is one of the finest corps in the Dominion and the draft just sent speaks for their efficiency as the men going overseas have been fit to take their place alongside of those who have been in training for almost a year. …  It is expected that Belleville and district will furnish about 75 men.

Young men of Belleville this is your chance. Lay down that pool cue, put on the King’s uniform. If you don’t want to walk you now have a chance to ride.”