- Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County - http://cabhc.ca -

100 Years Ago: County Council Inspects 49th Regiment

The Intelligencer January 28, 1915 (page 1)

“Upon invitation of Col. W.G. Ketcheson, commanding officer of the 49th Regiment, the members of the County Council yesterday afternoon visited the regimental quarters on Church street. …  Col. Ketcheson in welcoming the members expressed his pleasure at their presence to see the headquarters and also the men of the regiment who had volunteered for the third contingent. This was an excellent opportunity for the Councillors to inspect the boys who were going to the front to assist in the fighting for the Empire. …

The 74 recruits were drawn up in line and were minutely inspected by all present, after which brief addresses were given. …  The proceeding closed with the singing of the National Anthem.”