161st Huron Battalion Diary – February 11, 1916

Enlistments – February 11, 1916

On February 11, 1916, the following seven men enlisted with the 161st Huron Battalion.

654428, CLARK, (Sgt.) Charles Richard, “D” Company enlisted in Seaforth. His next of kin was Mrs. Margaret Clark of Seaforth. He had previous military experience with the 33rd Hurons. Sergeant Charles Clark was photographed with the 161st Officers’ Mess in the front row, to the extreme right.

654436, ELLIOTT, (Pte.) Lewis McMann, “B” Company enlisted in Goderich. His next of kin was Ms. Elizabeth Elliott of Goderich. Private Lewis Elliott was photographed with Goderich’s Own in the back row, 36th from the left. Lew Elliott was identified by Bert Ward as a member of the 161st’s drum/bugle corps. He played the snare drum and was the snare drummer at the rear of the inside column of a picture of taken on the Goderich Square in May 1916.

654431, GRINDROD, (Pte.) William, “B” Company enlisted in Goderich. His next of kin was Mrs. Anna Grindrod of Goderich. His country of birth was England. Private William Grindrod was photographed with Goderich’s Own in the 3rd row, soldier #4.

654437, GOODWIN, (Sgt.) Wilfred Oliver, “B” Company enlisted in Goderich. His next of kin was Ms. Isaac Goodwin of Yaxley, Peterborough, England. Sgt. Wilfred Goodwin had previous military experience with the Territorials, a British militia. While training with the 161st, Wilfred Goodwin was leader of B Company’s drum/bugle corp.

He was photographed at Camp Borden in 1916 kneeling in the 4th row, soldier #2. He was also photographed with the 161st Sergeants’ Mess in the 2nd row, at the extreme right.

654432, ISARD, (Pte.) Herbert Henry, “A” Company enlisted in Wingham. His next of kin was James S. Isard of Wingham. Private Herbert Isard had previous military experience with the 3rd Hurons. Pte. H.H Isard was photographed with the WWI soldiers of Wingham, Brussels and Wroxeter. This photo was featured in an April 6, 1967 edition of the Wingham Advance-Times.

654442, BALLANTYNE, (Cpl.) John MacCarter, “A” Company enlisted in Brussels, ON. His next of kin was James Ballantyne of Brussels, ON. Corporal Colin Ballantyne was photographed with the 161st Sergeants’ Mess in December 1917 at Witford, England in the 3rd row, 8th from the left.

654443, BUCHANAN, (Pte.) Ward Miles, “A” Company enlisted in Brussels, ON. His next of kin was Mark Buchanan of Brussels, ON.