161st Battalion Diary – January 15, 1916

Enlistments – January 15, 1916

Six men enlisted on January 15, 1916 in the 161st Huron Battalion. One of these six men did not return home at war’s end.

654263, FETTERLY, (L. Cpl.) William Grant Marcus, “A” Company enlisted in Wingham. Prior to WWI, his address was Cornwall, ON.

While overseas in England, Lance/Corporal “Grant” Fetterly was a member of the 161st Sergeants’  Mess and was photographed with them at Milford, England in the 3rd row, 6th from the left.

Prior to his enlistment, he had worked at Western Foundry, Wingham, ON.”

654297, FORRESTER, (Pte.) Ross, “C” Company enlisted in his hometown of Clinton, which he returned to after WWI.

654254, HODGES, (Sgt.) Charles A., “D” Company enlisted in Seaforth. Charles Hodges was a native of England and had prior military duty with The Territorials, a British militia.

654288, McLAUCHLIN, (Pte.) John Ross, “A” Company enlisted in his hometown of Brussels, ON.

654245, PANTER, (Pte.) George, “C” Company enlisted in Clinton, his address in 1916. George Panter was a native of England. His next of kin was Mrs. R. Panter of Clinton, ON.

654291, SNIDER, (Pte.) Benjamin, “A” Company enlisted in Brussels. His next of kin was Ms. Marie Snider of Brussels.