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100 Years Ago: 155th Bay of Quinte Battalion, Billets Required

The Intelligencer December 9, 1915 (page 1)

“List of Officers for New Regt. Announced. The counties of Hastings and Prince Edward have already recruited enough men to form a battalion, but there are plenty of young men left in these two counties to form two or three more battalions if required. Lt.-Col. Adams and his officers are much pleased at the encouragement they are receiving and are confident that the 155th Bay of Quinte Battalion will be up to full strength long before spring. It is expected that many former residents of these counties will return and enlist with their old friends. The men will be billeted as far as possible in their own home towns. Kingston Whig. Dec. 8th.”

The Intelligencer December 9, 1915 (page 7)

“Billets For Recruits. Any person who can accommodate soldiers for the winter will leave name and address with Capt. Bleecker, recruiting officer for the 155th Battalion, at the Armouries. Rate 60 cents per day.”