161st Battalion Diary – December 23, 1915

Commissions – December 23, 1915

One officer was commissioned on December 23, 1915 in the 161st Huron Battalion.

Lieut WF ScottSCOTT, (Lieutenant) Walter Frank was commissioned on December 23, 1915. He was pictured as a member of Blyth’s Own, standing in the back row, eighth from the left. His next of kin was Peter Scott, Brussels. Walter Frank Scott had prior military experience with the 33rd Regiment. At Clinton, where he received his commission, he was pictured in the Spring of 1916 with the 161st officers, seated in the front row, fourth from the left.

Prior to WWI, Walter Scott was a public school teacher.

Enlistments – December 23, 1915

Two men enlisted on December 23, 1915 in the 161st Huron Battalion. One of these two men did not return home at war’s end.

654025, CRAMER, (Pte.) John, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton. His next of kin was John Cramer of Paris, Ontario. Private John Cramer served previously with a Canadian militia unit.

654166, RUFFELL, (Pte.) Clifford William, “D” Company enlisted in Seaforth. His next of kin was Mrs. E. Ruffell of March Cottage, Sussex, England.