161st Huron Battalion Diary-December 28, 1915

Enlistments – December 28, 1915

Five men enlisted on December 28, 1915 in the 161st Huron Battalion.

654007, BRAMFIELD, (Pte.) William Valentine, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton, ON, his hometown before WWI. His next of kin was Mrs. Katie Bramfield of Clinton, ON. William V. Bramfield had prior militia experience.

654008, BRAZIER, (Pte.) George William, “B” Company, joined the 161st in Goderich. His next of kin was Mrs. George Brazier, c/o E. Fawrant, 82 Hatcham Park Road, New Cross, London, England. Although George Brazier enlisted with the Goderich 161st, he has not yet been identified in a photo of Goderich’s Own that features a group of over 100 enlisted men and officers photographed at Camp Borden in the summer of 1916.

654029, DEXTER, (Pte.) Herbert Manson, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton. His next of kin was Mrs. Emma Jane Dexter of Blyth, ON. Herbert Dexter was one of two Dexter brothers from Blyth to enlisted with the 161st.

654078, PFAFF, (Sgt.) Milton William, “D” Company, enlisted in Exeter. His next of kin was Mrs. Mary Pfaff of R.R. 1, Hay Township. Milton Pfaff had prior military experience with the 7th Regiment (Kent County).

654081, PRICE, (Pte.) Albert Andrew, “D” Company, who lived in Zurich, ON enlisted in Hensall, ON on December 28, 1915, though he’d already been declared medically fit on December 27, 1915. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs. Caroline Price of Zurich, ON. Albert Price was born on September 15, 1887 in Hay Township, Huron County, ON and a Lutheran labourer with no militia experience. When he enlisted he was 28 years old and stood 5’ 10” with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He had 3 scars, one on the outer humerus of his left arm, an 1” long scar on the left side of his body and a scar on the 2nd phalanx of his middle finger’s right hand.

Albert Price was photographed with Hensall’s Own standing in the staggered third row, sixth from the left. He was identified by another Hensall’s Own veteran, G.W. Parker, formerly of Exeter.