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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta Speedy Demobilization Here Due to TKoMgh Documentation In England Every Soldier Was "Fourteen" Precious Dorunicuk. Which Record Almosi Then Is (Q tie Mnbivn About Demobilizing on More Cignritic Than Overseas Dcparfmejil Has Attained Marvelous in Dpuig an Enormous of Examination nd lo the IloEplU) In ualty !orm and conduct fhcct bearing John Smith's naoie. All Issuen cf pay are entered In the which he always carries, flni In line ledger aheet at the pay office, The number ot "tina, mc-sa, ivilh strap ind cover, Infar.trjTnen, for the use lo use Ihe ordnance department's j Inverted phraseology, thai have been, lasUtd lo him. and even bis reasons (or demanding netr ones, are record- ed by the watchful qiiartermaaltv. Inc-vitable eo as to have lhe -a Informiiion, in different form, per- haps, .it the same time for the Ufc c{ all these departments. only documents which arc and maintained ilurinq a man's period of arc lhe 1 1- Attestation or ParttculrLf? of Hccruil out on Krancf, "arhence- ID dug course ha ir- rlves at fc hoaputl In Kngl-infl. Hy ihla fa been "FtrucU lhe of the 20th Uaimllon, iid upon his In K" --Nil be It it once "tahcn on the ctrerigth" of, Iho CenlrL- Ontario Jtcgimtnial allbw. .'n he may still be In liospltat. This loolta after him an-. account for his Jin -Is o Canadian He cord Office In Ixjbilon, L'i'OU nt9 Smith' dischargt .om a convalescent hospital, ha goci :i places The, sime efjpl trousers, putlcca, to caps, tunics boola and all lr Category Ii2. After a [i-.-i lud of physical training and I hiirdcnlns" at a command depot ha i.-i ralf perhaps, lo Dl. II I" that he cannot gat tr> Culcgory A, which 'fjr Infantry, and therefore h imnafer -1 from Iho-CcB' al O lo Jlrgimenf, an itry unit, [o (ne L'urud1 Hallway Troops, or oilier bra- the Etrvlcailn: rntn of r.ilcKory can nnfrtlly 'Hero hr id trive. anrl prolnblv to France Casually Form inz lull up other articles of clothing and merit he may require. No to Keep a Diary RIVATE JOHN SMITH has n reed to hccp -A diary or tiger. The Govern men i flnrc ir ft him, Uut eventually tho war and then Ihal real procc.i at "tlocu- mcnlatlon" which precedes dcmobll- Kallotj bcgine In all Us Intricate de- It h Lhrn that tho were thrn rtifiihnrBOcI or ciiUhoriilbH In CanarVi. Uiii.Hif; of all Hi? oiv-rvvis onlhK-ilKr i-j 11 t m'f ?a ihal flctS lr. -.J'jJjn KmJIJivflurirs tas mMtaiy ca- other riocitrnenfi such ns Wi rttr, cacn ttep of the I posed i.incc; r-f V ffr Holcc] for charge to' whal fi'l.lrr.'i iford In nil' (lucumc-nts rTrsirc." rnl.rinilv Ii John Smllh thus an luler- sent, whcthc-r or nnt lu il-'iir.i of milllary '.'onlinut nny a1-? rnnu-1 .'Jw.-imt i''. meld Kiirtlirr. llfe-lii ih-t army, for cxaini-Ivj lid aiuiiiiitni h; I. overseas for' Joim a iiiinil-rr of "sun- rlr.ciiinchtft wlilcli nny It.clu I'; as twcnly nnd sucli Ccrtiillil of family. nf Porvico t-f rt'e pu hit I'.i-I i In (li n (.y offJInK lr. i: il.f rc-Eortlris of all Hie Jififli rrccoitl- rui.MvlliAiilon i-ullcy e tli'- lii Rt.ili'Mi In li'M -town l.y fan- Hirdi CcrlirfcalO. rrnr.'.Hlinrf's of Courls ol In'iuiry. Demobilizalion H Docu- mentation T NDKKI) It may ho truly Bald thai I by far .the larger part of the work of demobilizing a soldier In iliot Involved In comnlefo p.nd ac- curalc preparation ol all 'locu- Thh Involvr.i morn linn thrs r-i lilllnn hi- iK'r, tliu mciiiiral px.tminndun N n'sl V-nrtfiil nml mhiiifo Ktfilit ami- lif-.Tflnrj' ;il oud thorough ijnimuons anil every or- i of n. soldier's Kiiatorny. Klmllar- f.itt- )iy ft c.irrfiil r.x- in.-itinn. :irid In tnnny fi'.-itdi irilrt'ti fif ilentnl the cqiiJpmonl nnrl r-Tolh- reriuirea cartful (hcrik- r of naVi f.M-lics nml i rf rrll lUrnc'l In, :i> i.r-1 Hi-, n'.tiul pt nl fr-v? -fjf, single. The principle niloplod as re- gards these lroon-5 ln various imlta UiL-V are IianOed over to lhe imi-til of Immigration and foloni I linn. arraiiR" Ilicir Slinrjic. A rlevol lias liad to lie nl "c''ir I'lvcrrooJ. ,y Iho Overseas Military nuthorlUcs, LJJ a hUfjing c.imn for these iocn iml their flcpcntltnia. Process of Demobilizalion KlEKJjY. tlio fiystcm .idopled Is DB followji. Tlic men of tho unlta of Iho Canadian Corps and Cavalry Urlgadc arc regrouped In board. Tha former IB for those who nre considered to have. pensionable disabilities, anrt the latter for those ho appear free' from such. If any special defects arc disclosed, tho man scnl up for a specialist's report, and the full report on his condition In fLnnliy endorsed by a- Medical board of three officers. Time-Saving Mclhods A'LTHOlJOil the examination la .most thorough, even cccoiritne tp life Insurance etandardfi. Ingenious methods have hoen nOppled to snvc lime. For1 Instance, In the Right and arlnff Hut thirty mr-n al a rime aro tested for hearing, sl.inrllni; on the circumference of a chalk line .circle from lhe testing officer." An individual falllnp to respond to the low-spoken words of command Is picked out for a sptcl.illst exam- B ination.1 Tha men nrc then Cnrnerl about, for Ilitir eye -cst, tlic medico officer rapl'lly Xoing round the-circlc and jJU'lrik cuth rnnn iwisscil u ilcnr. card wlilcli him Into tin nest hul for thn remsiiiulrr ol 111: mcillciil t.xamlnnllon, .Utcr llic medical and ticntal os inilnnli'Ti la complrtcd llic men ar nit JJjroiiffli JIuls kri tlity nrC passed aloiiff ft Uno o behind each of nhlch l.i a clerk wllli onti of tlio docu ncnls 10 be completed. aro already partially filled .'n ind during the soldier's cordtnK df.ipcr.inl In whlcli. they deslro lo KO. the Ilatlnllon from COO inon frftm Wlli- MifiQKf iiTid Jiolnln Ilicqo nre plCi'eud In rSii( grtljp, And-tUfr Ifnlnnre of 'ivlid jlru foi- L.omtH ft.-isl, dfitftC'he'd fiofiv >nJ. tacl-.eJ to other? going to Ilielr up- nrc llicn flipped ovrr i ckil CoNTllnn t'nnccnh'a lion Cnmp Irt KtosTfiiHl, which Ii or- Knnizril In wlnps, correspc Inc to n In C' in: '.ll-L.'i-U c fro ma end of lhe htil lo the other nl arl of (hu process cf ,3 plainly fjlji'ltni-H. It Is only on no -011111 of tlio Iliarouglmrsa of Ihta work, done ovcrecja, tltiit Mid nol- dlcr'5 work (lone In KngTivntl IK fern .loliu Smith inny pet fool on lil.q (n Cnn- p.'.ln la ctfcL'tcd wltli >.uch ;