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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURI?AY, NOVEMBER 30, 1918 THE LETHBRIPq^ DAILY ^IZRALD . PAGE THIRTEEN 'I" ri vrtTJ : U-ii i i :) ' - �� � : MaJ.idaetc >Re�s Mij; AlvxVstafford' aiifHi, Philip Bawden i5�|iti;lridge Highl aiders of 1000 men was raised  here, and many men were sent to other infantry regiments in tiie province, to the Mounted Regi-imeni?, to the Engihieers, the Mechanics, the Army - ' Service Corps, the-Medical Corps. The Air Forces ;got 100 men, tliie,N|ivy and Mounted Police also took a goodly niiinber. In fact, every branch of .service wais represented by Letliln'idge nieu^ oyer-seas.' , ^ ' � - /. The first Lethbridge'man to be lulled in; action was Pte. Wilfrid Fletcher, a resei'vist of the 3rd Resei-A'c Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire '' Light InfanUy. and a I'prmer employee of the Western Canada Agencies.' He left here ^in August, 1914, and met.death in the fighting in Flanders on'October 29th, 1914. TO COMMISSIONED OFHCERS, Warrant Officers, Non-Cotnmissioned Officers and Men from, the City of LethlancJge and surrounding district, and to all Canadians Who have served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. In tendering you, on behalf of !^l||^ity of Lethbridge and district, Christmas Greetings, we cannot express the seipwents of appreciation and gratitude ade-^ quately,'that are in our hearts and^^l|ids toVysirds you who have done so much for us at home in Canada, and for thi^/great Bntish Empire. You have passed thorugh the very jaws of death ar^djg^tes of hell that the attributes of Righteous-* ness might continue tp be the ruleijfef life, and that the high ideal of the Anglp-Saxpn race niight prevail. You havi^ccomplished the almost impossible for which we devoutly thank you. For your gallant deeds the people of Canada shall enshrine upon their hearts the images of the noble men who saved the very soul . of" our Country. j r � CXif'llead >ye mouirn sincerely and bow oqr heads in the sorrowful thought �*that those%^h4-^ade t|e last full measure of sacrifice and did more than all the . ' rest, will never return! We will not forget-Canada cannot forget, their noble and enduring sacrifice on the altar of The Great War. We have the full measure of faith that they have been accepted at the Great White Throne as the redeemed of God. Peace is with them. You have air had rriolhets.wive^^ sisters-such mothers, wives and sisters----that the w^^Ie alli^^^ proud of them. They are proud of the living soldier aii^:n^6ij^ them bravely. Their^ heads hold high in pr^udriiienxoify/Ql^^^ AH Hail to the t^iiadieur and dead-all hail. ?DIEvMayor. ^ Commissioner of Public Works. W. Dl L:l.^ �M.-------' H.Wml'm$ECH, Commissioner of Public Utilities. gather the de^tails at present, there has been sihee''. the year 1916. there had been raised in round " . -~ 'figures $10,000. In 1917 there was raised in roiind viigures $16,500, and in 1918 to August 31st, .$25,500. ^ , CASH AJIIOW^T? RAISED ,,!-^i'^Wllile.1hV-l�eoni'bf mefi'sent to the figliting ^Une from Lethbridge aqd ..district has been a splendid one, tjiejirecbrdiof '4hose whq have ^ee^^i compelled to kefep tlife 'noiiie firesiburning,}Ijias. been splendid al^. So far as The Herald f can the start of the war, a total of $216,000,. in rou|3j(^ numbers, raised in actual cash donations tp tiie various war funds, including the - Red Cross, Patriotic Fund, the I. O. D.^E. and.other funds. Under all circumstances, this amount is deemed .to be a magnificent one. This is in addition to the .two millions invested by citizens pf the city apd district in the two Victory Loan campaigns. THE PATRIOTIC FUM; | While the city an^ flistrittj|iay liieii in l|iese great ;n;Uinbe^^iHier|'TO|i?i^^ J?tJnt in the matter of giyihg'dollai^t^ fjne of the first fiindswhlch%etjib|i|l|| 5^1^^ ^'^rc ' called lipoij to support was th^,^Caiiai3ian Pattri-otic Fund, Avliiclt uiiitil'a year aj^o^'ft'HS-ff^yoiUn-tary conlri^ullon. ,3; For this fund, the cilizeus of Lethbridge raised the magnificent sum pf $94,000, begipifling with the inceptipn of the fund- THjere has^^^^ nearly twice this, much spent in'tile city iij the way'of pajanents to dependents.' The totaltspfent ill (Jiis way has been $143,000, frohi the isicep-tion of the fund to August 31st,_^19i8. Ip October of this year thcrc^wcre 149 dependentsherc.ch"aw-y ing from the fund. The highest' nlimber of dependents in any one month was in October, 1916, when there were 211. ,^ > THE RED CROSS The ^reat work done for^" the Red Cross \iv' Lethbridge arfd district has been one of the oul"-! aux^i^iariesijfthere -bas^ been ;,;raise( {hanl four 3|cars o^ v^r,_lhe J?ig in , , WOMEN^S CIVIC GLUB This is another organization in Lethbridge that has been most active in war effort. The particular work of tliis organization has been to j-aisenioney for soldiers' Christmas parcels, and �mosimaj^nificen'tly have they done the work. In cash,'Bie.civic club has I'&Jsed, in the past three "years; the vtdtel of $777.00. This has been spent.pracHcijJULy all on the parcels for the boys in the trenidieS, hftd many a Lethbridge soldier has the civic'club to thaqk for cheery hampers at Cliristnias time. In 1915j 400'parcels were sent. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ;^liile the organizations above mentioned are practically all that raised money for patriotic purposes, yet there are piany other organizations in the city which have eugaged in-.every class of war effort, and have even raised money for war funds, the majority of this money, of course, going to one or the other of the above mentioned funds. Organizations like;iithe locaL fraternal lodges, and the ladies' aid^ societies of the various churches have all done ^'eir. part in the gr^eat work. > yVhile this j^rtide deals particulai'ly with only the cash donations, raised in the city during, the war, it is only fair to mention that>tliese other" organizations have all done their bi't in one way and another. The work done by allorganizatiims,:. aside from money rais^'d, is anbtber stor^ ahc!^ equally as'inteifesting k one. ;