title bar L.M. Montgomery and the First World War
newspaper clipping Lt-Col Sharpe is Electedphoto of Lt.-Col. Samuel Sharpe's Residence
She was an ardent supporter of conscription, and campaigned in favor of the Union Government, despite her own and the Macneill family history of support for Laurier and the Liberals. When women were temporarily allowed the vote (if they had a male relative serving overseas), in the government's hope to support conscription, Montgomery--who had never hankered for suffrage--eagerly cast her first ballot in December 1917 for a man from Uxbridge who supported Borden's Union Government and conscription, Lt.-Col. Samuel Sharpe, commander of the 116th Battalion overseas.
clipping A Place for War


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