161st Battalion Diary – December 14, 1915

Commissions – December 14, 1915

One officer was commissioned on December 14, 1915 in the 161st Huron Battalion.

STURDY, (Captain) Alfred Fenton, named his next of kin, Mrs. O.H. Sturdy, Goderich. Prior to WWI, Captain A.F. Sturdy worked with a family grocery store. While in the grocery store, Alfred Sturdy found time to take army training with the 33rd Hurons.

Enlistments – December 14, 1915

Three men enlisted on December 14, 1915 in the 161st Huron Battalion.

654015, CLUFF, (Pte.) Albert E., “D” Company enlisted at Seaforth, his home address prior to WWI. His next of kin was listed as Noble Cluff of Seaforth.

654098, STEWART, (Pte.) David Henry, bandsman, enlisted in Clinton. His next of kin was listed as being Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Seaforth.  He played the bass drum in the 161st Huron military brass band and played the bass drum, and was photographed with the band at Camp Borden.

Prior to his enlistment, David Henry Stewart was a member of Huron County’s 33rd Regiment.

654116, WESTCOTT, (Pte.) James Arnold, “D” Company, enlisted at Seaforth, his hometown before and after WWI. His next of kin was Mrs. Annie Wescott, Seaforth.