70 Years Ago,
August 23, 1945
E., THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 BOUNDARY ROTARY CLUB The members of the Boundary Rotary Club were pleased to have as the speaker at their meeting at the Del Monty Hotel, Monday evening, Sgt. John Cox, recently discharged from the Canadian Black Watch Regiment. Sgt. Cox told a bit about his experience in France and Holland, but dwelt mainly on the time he spent as a prisoner of the Germans. The food was not very good and certainly not plentiful, but he was treated reasonably well, at least until the war was nearly over. At this time, the prisoners were kept moving around to keep out of the way of advancing Russian and American troops. They were marched over 600 miles in 60 days, and most of their food was obtained by swapping personal possessions, cigarettes, etc., with the German people. The speaker was introduced by Lawrence Tilton, and thanked by Arthur Irvine who expressed the feeling of the members when he said that through these returned men we are getting different and highly interesting pictures of the war.