1916: Chinook as a wartime code language…again

I’ve previously shown that the Jargon was a useful code in more than one wartime setting, including for both blue- and greycoats in the US Civil War, and for Canuck troops in WW1


The 88th Victoria Fusiliers (perhaps including a Janes or two) in 1914, about to go to Europe to fight (image credit: CFB Esquimalt Naval Military Museum)

…and I’m happy to find more of the latter: 

Chinook [language] adopted to elude censor – Percy and Harry Janes, of Duncan, write from German Prisoner of War camp… Left Victoria, drafted from 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers…

[Colonist, 1916-05-06, p. 5]

Wouldn’t it be great to dig up more info about these fellas? All I know yet is that Percy left Ymir (near Nelson, in the Kootenays) in 1915 to live with Harry.

What do you think?