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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1018 TJIIv LKTHimiLXiK DAILY HERALD PAGE THIRTEEN MiJ. ROM Alex, SUffcrd MsJ.'AIVIn Rlplty Cjpt, Philip Biwdtn fll'ehareti Lt H'.'W. Buchanan Lt Godwin Lt. H. J. Goode f.t. A. C. Corned Lt. McGgwan f.t. C. W. Scadden Lt. Clirtnee ohedock Lt. Jack Minwarlng W. M. Adami Adim Norman Appleby Jimes Armilrong Henry Athton L. M. Attwsod Wm. BirtletJ A. BarraH Jicob Banttr Chit. Ballard Reginald Binning HONOR HQLL John Bird W. W. Arthur Blssetl E. Droadwell Harry Cheeseman Thomu Clayton Corp, Crllgcn Allen Clarke James CrelgMon John Cunnfngliam Vincent James Davits Allan Davidson Stewart Dill John Douglas Oliver Ounn Phlllas Dursnd John Eaton Wellington Elliott Gco. H. Elliott Sydney Emmerson L. Chapstone N Ernest Elhler 'Wilfrid Fletcher Arthur Forbes Harry Fuller Francli Gardner Arthur Geater Chai. George Frank Godsman ,H. Grant F. Halllday J. Harold Hamilton Ben Harllznd Arthur Hawkins William Hart William Harvey Stephen Harrison Harold T. Henderson Clarence Freeman Fauntley Grey Little Fred Hewitt John Hill Robert Hills James Hlslop John G. Holder A. H. Humphrey Percy Ingram Tim Kelly Winitm King Mlchatl Knight John Alf. Llpplngwell Thomas Mathewlon Harry Maveely Allan Martin John C. Minuel W. F. Martludilt Wllford Mellor Edward Meredith Robert Miller Al. Morllnson John Murdock Corp. E, Murdock Arthur Murtlock Robert Mackay fred Macbeth E. J. McKenzle Archie Macintosh. Duncan McNabb Walter MacOonald William McUcod Daniel Mclsaac Spurgeon Mackay HONOR ROLL J. 0. McNulty W. J. Oliver Pit. O'Leary Atex. Pirk Paul Paulson Glen Purdue Stanley Perry Fred. Phillips Morris William E, Riley Arthur Redshiw John Rldlhaw Fred Rhodes VI. F. Rlddell Norman Roblion Millard Hoblnon Harold Robins Lawrence Robinson Maurice Ross Andrew Russell Percy Scarth C. N. Gearle Thomas Short Geo. Slmmonds Robin Sherlock John L, SneM Steve Solar William Stevtn David Sttwa-c Frank Sugftltt F. E. Taylor William Thompson Robert Thorn W. J. Todd Harold Tonge John Tompklns S. W. Tuckwel! Walter Vere John Ward. John Wallace Henry Wardle Frank Worley John Whltedeld Thomas Williams Dick Willoughby Chae. Woods James Wordle J. S. Lethbridgds Achievement in Men and Money in The Great War in win- work and .lias raised for war purposes IN on In Leinoridje (round num- 3100. IN In cash donations'for war funds (exclusive of Investments of In Vic- tory are (fetings tern THE RECORD of the achievements of Lclh- bridge and district in tlie war has heen in- deed a proud one. Unboaslfully, and quite rjaslly, can -svc sny that not in the Dominion of Cuniuiii is there a municipality or a district which can display any prouder record. A glance nl Hie figures quoted at the beginning of lliis article, keeping in mind the figure of Lethbridge's popu- lation, is sumdent evidence thai this city and dis- trict lias been well lo the forefront in its patriotic endeavors lo the very last minute of the long, weary four years of the struggle. OUR FIGHTING MEN It seems a long, long lime since Lelhbridge neople bid farewell to the first twenty-five men oMhe 25lh Canadian Field Artillery who com- prised the'city's first contribution lo Hie forccs of the empire, on. that never-ta7bc-rorgol- len day away back-in Hint day the city and-districUhas been linslinlat- in its outpouring of. men and money for the'great 'cause. The Herald this week has made sonic en- deavor lo gnlliei- logclhcr a few of Ihe details of what the city and district has accomplished in [lie way of contributions of fighting men and lighting dollars. So far as our fighting men arc concerned, it will be-some time before it will be possible to gel together a complete, enrolment of lliosc who lef I .Lethbridge, and those Lulhbndge men wlio left oilier places in the Dominion to fight- ....._ In the honor roll published al Ilic lop of the page appears the immcs of Iliose, so far as The Herald has as yet able to complete the list, who have given their lives in the service. There niay he some names missing from this list, as many Lolhbridge men enlisted from other points in Canada. The above roll, however, contains Ihc names at present available, of those who were enlisted at Lelhbridge, and who were killed in'action, died of wounds, or died while on ser- vice Many of these riien came to Lethbridge from other points lo enlist. The Herald would esteem it a favor if anyone can give the name of., any soldier, Lethbridge and district, who has made the supreme sacrifice but who docs not app'car in the aho'vc list. So far as The Herald is able to complete the list p.l Ihe present lime, Ihe total number of men i sworn'on at Lelhbndge was Of this lolal, 'it is estimated 2000, in round numbers, were'residents of tclhbridge. This is more.than kone-sixth of theaotal population of the city. Oul .of this a total of 1--1G have made Ihe 'supreme sacrificci' v Lcthhridge 'sentmen lo all branches of the 'sen-ice. The Batteries raised here were Ihc 20lh, 30lh 61sl and 78lltMn addition lo this the 113lh High! .ndcrs of 1000 men was raised and ninny men were senl to other infantry regiments in the province, to liic Mounted Regi- 'tncnls to Ihe Engineers, the Mechanics, Ihc Army Service Corps, Inc-Mcdical Corps. The Air Forces col 100 men, the Nnvy and Mounlcd Police also look n goodly nnnilwr. In fact, every branch of .sen-ice was represented by seas. The firsl Lcllihridfic1 man lo be killed in action was Pic. Wilfrid Fletcher, n rcscmsl of Ihc 3rd Reserve Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Lighl Infantry, and a farmer employee of Jlie Western Canada Agencies. He lefl here m Aurrusl, and met.death in Ilic fighliug m Flanders on'Octobcr 29lli, IflM. CASH AMOUrfT? RAISED -Sviiile 'llri recoW of ineii 'sent to the fighting "line from Lclhbridgc and .dislricl has been a splendid one, the those who have been compelled lo keep hoinc fires1 hcen splendid also. So far as Tlic llerr.U! can attit itetrirt 0 COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men tvom the City of Lelhbkidge and surrounding district, and to all Canadians who have served with Expeditionary Force. -In tendering you', on behalf of of Lethbridge and district, Christmas Greetings we cannot express the seiijlSrients of appreciation and gratitude ade-fc qualelyjthat are in our hearts towards you who have done so much for us at home in Canada, and for Bril.sh Empire. You have passed thomgh the very jaws of death of that the atlributeso Righteous- Lht continue.to be. the rule ,of life, and that the. high ideal of the Anglo- Saxon race might prevail. lYou the almost impossible for which we devoutly ihankfyou, For your gallant deeds the people of Canada shal enshrine- upon their hearts the images of the noble men who saved the very soul of 'our Cbuntry. i we mourn sincerely and bow our .heads m the sorrowful- thought -that thoVwhWade the last full measure of sacrifice and did more than. all the- will never return! We will not forgel-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. 'V You have all such mothers, wives and sistersUlhat the" whole} allfed proucUf them, are proud or the living soldier. bravely. Their heads hold high in proud rhemory their Hepar. Usa ones'.' All Hail-fo'the and all hail. Mayor. Commissioner of Public Works. H. of Public Utilities. oalher the details nl present, there has been since Ihc slarl'ol' Ihe war, a total, of in round numbers, raised in actual cash donations lo Ilic various war funds, including tlic-Hed Cross, Patriotic Fund, the 1. 0. D.-'E. and.olhcr funds Under all amount is deemed lo he a magnificent one. This .is m addition lo "ihc.lwo millions invested by citizens, of. Ihe city and district in the Iwp Victory Loaii L-iimpuigiis- THE PATRIOTIC FUM) While the cily nnd district have givwi inen in these great lilis. stint in the mailer of giving dollars lo Ihc, cause. -One of Ihr-. first.frtncls which Lclhbriilfie people were called upon to support was lhe..Caiiadiiin Paln- olic Fund, which uulil'-a year volun- tary contribution. For Ihis fund, Ihc citizens "of LcthbrMlge raised the magnificent sum pf heginnms wilh the inception of the fund. Tlicrc has.'bccn nearly twice much spcnl in the cily m the vav'of payments lo dependents.' The lolalsjwnl in "lliis way bus been from Ihc iiicep- lidn of Ihc'fund lo August In October of tliis year Ihcre.wcrc 110 dependents ing from Ihc fund. The highest number of dc- pcudenls in any one month was m Oclobcr, when Ihcrc were 211. THE RED CROSS r Ilic ycnr 101C there had been raised in round figures 000. In 1917 there was raised in round figures and in 1918 to August 31st, THE-BELGIAN RELIEF Tiie Belgian Relief Fund, handled for Ihc dislricl from Lethbridge, has also drawn gener-. ouslj< from Ibis district, and the sum .of bus been raised, there nol liaving been an orgiiii- ized campaign at any one 'lime for this fund. also two carloads of relief supplies senl during Ihc early parl of the war. THE I. 0. D. E. Order of the Daughters of Ihc limnlre is one organization which has done a vnsl aiiionnl for the various palnolic .piirpqscs. The two Lclhbridgc chapters have Ijccn among Ihe foftniost war workers particularly in raising moncy'-for various war purposes. SIR ALEXANDER GALT CHAPTER Alexander Gall Chaplor which was close lo ?500. Since ils organization, the Great War Next of Kin has been exlrcinely active for the soldiers at Ihe front, and has Ihe dale of ils inccpliou October, 10L7, raised the total of ?972.79 for war purposes, and in addition has raised from lag days, which sum was turned over to the Great War Veterans direct. This makes the splendid grand total of THE SAILORS'RELIEF The fund for the relief of sailors and their dependents has nlso generously from Lelh- bridge pockcls, and Ihroufih Ihc medium of Ihc Herald Ibis year, the Sir Alexander Gall of the I. O.'D. E. raised the sum of ?000 for this fund.- In addition lo this there was also the hand- some donation of 1250.00.from the Major.Jack Boss chapter of.the I. 0. D. E. Tins chapter has also raised recently on field coinforU Furthermore, to this sun} was donated of the sum raised by the local Greeks at. their enthusiastic demonstration in 191G on the occas- ion of Ihc coming into power of. Premier cm- zclos. A lolal of 5700 was raised at this meeting, of which was sent lo Venizelos himself. K. OF C. HUTS This worthy objccl is another which has been generously donated to, and in the recent campaign a total of was raised in the im- mediate dislricl, for Ihe soldiers buls .of Ihe Knifihts of Columbus'overseas, and a total ol was raised in the district assigned to Lclhbridgc. THE RED TRIANGLE The Y M. C. A. war'funds found also gener- ous response. In the.special.campaign for fund, a lolal.of nearly was raised DAUGHTERS AND MAIDS OF ENGLAND The Daughters and Maids .of England, while not a patriotic society, have nevertheless con- tribuled lo various war purposes. THE RED SHIELD The Salvation Army war fund, or Ihc Red Shield fund, as it is known, has been one of the. most popular funds of Ihe war. From .lime to lime during the war lag days were held in Lellv. iiridae on behalf of, this fund, but only one, con-, drive was organized. The amount raised- for the fund here during Ihe war totals 000 Ihc amounl raised in Ihe single dnvc be- ing WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB This is another organization- in Lethbridge. Ihiil has been mosl active in war effort. The work of Ihis organization has been to raise money for soldiers' Christmas parcels, and mosl magnificently have llicy done Ihe work. In 'caslu'lhe civic club has raised, in Ihc past three vcnrs' th'e.'.to'lal of ?777.00. This has been all on the parcels for the boys in Ihe and many a Lethbridge soldier has Die civic'club to thank for cheery hampers al Christmas lime. In -100 parcels were senl. OTHER ORGAWZATldNS While Hie organizations -above mentioned A pxander I nil Llianior nuuu oreoi rtcIn Fenian-of 1011, 1 as raised Imm arc practically all thai raised money for patriotic organy-wl in l cuniJO 01 no VP.I Ihrre arc mBiiv olhcr oiflamralions OrCJllllKeil 111 1 uununj vji AV. llmt date lo the present, :i tola] of the bulk of which has gone lo war funds. In Ilic lirsl vc-ir they raised the second year Ihe third year the foin-lli vcar ?520796, and in Ihc hflh year lo October, "1918, 'MAJOR JACK ROSS CHAPTER liiu nuu HAJUn s The work done, for'lhc Red Cross iir which was organized in.Apnl, nnp of Ihc out-.-.'iniT'-'i.nc nmin e grea wo iu Ixlhbridgc auM dislricl lias been one of Ihc out-- standing features of the war cd'orl here. OuK. side of tlic cnprnious wfirk'Tdanc-.iit' as good a record, and in fact iis 'mccpiion up lo lasl mouth, has splendid sum of practically firn-. sending Lclhhndge branch and all of wnicll gone for purposes has, been, .raised in the more -0 Scars of .he big sum, of -100 GIRL'S'AUXILIARY 1HI5 The Girls' auxiliary lo Ihc I. 0. IX E., while For organized but a few months, lias also been active iJI U IU 1 Uii inirposcs, yet Iherc arc mBiiy qlhcr orgamralions in Ilic cily which have engaged in-.eycrj' class of war cfi'orl, and have even raised money for war funds, live majority of Ihis moncy.pf course, going lo one or Ihc olhcr of Ihc above mentioned funds Organizations' like, .the local fraternal lodges, and Ihc ladies' aid sureties of tire various churches have all done tficir part in the great work. VVhilc Ihis article deals particularly with only Ihc cash donations raised in the cily during Ihc war it is only fair lo that-these Oliver organizations have all done Iheir bit in one way and another. Tim work done, by all organizations, aside from money raised, is anbllicr story aw equally as inlcrcsling k 'inc. ;