Men Busy Enlisting in Exeter area

161st Huron Battalion Diary – February 23, 1916

Enlistments – February 23, 1916

Five men enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion on February 23, 1916.

654503, CAMERON, (Pte.) Charles, “C” Company, enlisted in Exeter. His next of kin was Mrs. Margaret Cameron of North Cottage, North Street in Alexandria, Dumbarton, Scotland. Scotland was Charles Cameron’s country of birth.

654404, HARNESS, (Pte.) Walter Henry, “C” Company, enlisted in Exeter, his hometown before. His next of kin was Ms. Elizabeth Harness of Exeter, Ontario. Walter H. Harness was one of three brothers, Elmore Harness and Bert Harness, who enlisted in the Canadian army during WWI.

654498, McELROY, (Pte.) Leslie McCall, “B” Company, enlisted in Blyth, Ontario. His next of kin was W.H. McElroy of Blyth, Ontario.

654506, MALLETT, (Pte.) William John, Bandsman, enlisted in Exeter, Ontario. While training with the Huron 161st, Private William J. Mallett was a member of the Battalion’s brass band. He was photographed with the 161st Brass Band at Camp Borden as the snare drummer, standing at the left.

654499, McNAMARA, (Pte.) Charles, “D” Company, enlisted in Seaforth, his hometown prior to WWI. His next of kin was Charles McNamara of Seaforth, Ontario.

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