By October 12, the hospitals were triaging, turning away patients they thought might have a chance of survival or just accepting patients on a first-come-first-served basis. Doctors and nurses were not seeing those we would think would be least likely to survive: elderly, frail people and young children and infants. Those who were dying were, overwhelmingly, young and healthy men and women, in all neighbourhoods including older areas in the East End such as Riverside, Leslieville and Todmorden and new neighbourhoods spreading across the farm fields of the Ashbridges, Charles Coxwell Small, the Sammons, Cosburns and others. Even the new cottage communities along the Beach were not spared.
The 48th Highlanders Toronto Sunday World, Feb. 25, 1915 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), C.E.F. Battle Honours – “Ypres, 1915, ’17, Gravenstafel Ridge, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Pozieres, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, ’18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, ’18, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line,Continue reading “The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers”