"Woods Harbor, Nov.25 ....In playing its part in the war, this Shelburne County settlement of hardy fisherman and farmers has given Hitler something to worry about.
Its contribution in manpower is perhaps unequalled by any community of its size in the Dominion. Out of a population of 914 souls, 74 men- almost everyone eligible for service - are in the fighting forces and still more are waiting to be accepted.
NINE GROUPS OF BROTHERS
Included in those in uniform are nine groups of brothers, headed by the seven Gorehams - Osborne, Harold, Sylvester, Vincent, Wordlow, Leslie and Ernest -representing all three services. They are the sons of Everett Goreham. Still an eighth, Everett Jr. has voluntereed and waiting his call from the Royal Canadian Navy.
And while the community's youth is away fighting for freedom the remaining villagers are doing their utmost to build up their proud record.
Several men have left their jobs to serve in war industries. The women folk are giving every spare moment to provide contributions to the Red Cross which will find their way to service men and war sufferers. The school children have made creditable showing in the purchase of war savings stamps and, like their elders, in donations to the Queens Fund. Regular functions are held by young people's unions,lodges, and other organizations in Woods Harbor to assure a continuous flow of support to the cause.
And every resident is standing behind the men who have gone forth from the community in uniform. Boxes of comforts are being sent regularly to all parts of the world where they are standing on guard for democracy..."
World War II. Recruiting Poster
Patriotic appeals were everywhere and the response was impressive. Posters and propaganda portrayed the need for participation, recruiting campaigners came to communities and in one instance most of the eligible employees of a fish plant enlisted immediately.
Shelburne Coast Guard , December 4, 1941.
Woods Harbour, Shelburne County
74 Sons Have enlisted out of Population of 914
[ Continued ...Woods Harbour] Copied from the newspaper "Shelburne Coast Guard" 4 December 1941
Third Victory Loan Bond. October November 1942
Newspapers featured "For King and Country Enlistments" as well as the names of those who contributed to the Queens Fund. Victory Bonds were promoted and schools encouraged the students to purchase twenty-five cent War Saving Stamps.
Fifth Victory Loan Bond. October November 1943