The Halifax Relief Committee was established to deal with the emergency resulting from the Explosion of December 6, 1917. Its members, responsible for coordinating relief work, were as follows: 1. R.T. MacIlreith, Managing Committee; 2. H. Milburn, Medical Supply Committee; 3. F.A. Gillis, Transportation Committee; 4. Col. F. McKelvie Bell, Medical Committee; 5. A.S. Barnstead, Mortuary Committee; 6. Capt. Kneale, Employment Committee; 7. Hon. R.G. Beazley, Fuel Committee; 8. A.S. Campbell, Finance Committee; 9. A. Hanfield Whitman, Supply Committee; 10. J.L. Hetherington, Food Committee; 11. J.C. Stredder, Information Committee; 12. G. Fred Pearson, Reconstruction Committee; 13. C.W. Ackhurst, Clothing Committee; 14. J.H. Winfield, Rehabilitation Committee; 15. Ralph P. Bell , Secretary; 16. W. S. Davidson, Emergency Shelter; 17. A.D. MacRae, Registration Committee.
Photographer: Gauvin & Gentzel
Reference: Ernest J. Gillis Nova Scotia Archives 1992-508 / negative: N-7142
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