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100 Years Ago: Belleville Bids to Care for Volunteers

The Intelligencer December 5, 1914 (page 1)

Edward Guss Porter, M.P. [1]

Edward Guss Porter, M.P.

“Ever jealous for the interests of his constituency, and particularly his home city, Mr. E. Guss Porter, K.C., M.P., upon learning that Kingston was staggering under her full quota in providing for the second contingent of volunteers, immediately became busy with Ottawa, and, laying our claims before the Minister of Militia and Defence, has, as a result of his energy, received the assurance from Major-General Sam Hughes that our city will be given the opportunity of providing for volunteers to the third contingent up to its full limit. In other words, Belleville shall have all she can handle. …

Not only are the local benefits unlimited by the stationing of from one thousand to fifteen hundred here, but the fact, from a patriotic viewpoint, that the city on the bay is ready to give comfort and cheer to our brave boys while in preparation for service abroad will redound to its historical credit.”