SOME ODDS AND ENDS FOUND IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS ABOUT OUR HEROES
MAY BRING BODY HOME
Mr. W.F. Napier cabled London in an endeavor to have Capt. Shives' body sent home for burial. So far no word has been received in reply.
May 10, 1917 Casualty list Judson P Nelson Campbellton
Ernest Noble Glen Levit
W Doucet Campbellton
Mr F. J. King of C'ton received word of the death of his son Lieut J.J. Wallace King, which occurred in England on April 27th. He enlisted as a private not caring to wait for a commission. He was wounded in France last September and had been in hospital in England until his passing away.
Gunner Ivan Mowat of the 12th artillery draft Newcastle, is visiting his home at Flatlands.
Will not take army discharge
Army life may become tiresome to many soldiers but there are a host of others who hate to leave the county's services even when they are given their honorable discharge after a period of service.
One of the latter class is Rifleman Bertrand Arseneau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Arseneau, Campbellton. Over a year ago, he joined the Royal Rifles of Canada when that unit recruited at Matapedia. He served in Newfoundland and more recently had been stationed with the regiment at Valcartier and the Citadel, Quebec City. In one of the periodical medical check-ups he was informed that an ear ailment meant his service was over. Not to be discharged thus easily he appealed to his commanding officer, who took the matter up with higher authorities.
It is possible he may obtain a transfer to Military District Number 7, at one of the training centres, and he returned to Quebec last week to see if he couldn't have the issue put through. He has been engaged as adriver with the Royal Rifles and hopes there may be some vacancies in this calling that he may fill.