161st Battalion Enlistments – March 25, 1916

On March 25, 1916, 8 men enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion, 2 of whom did not return home.

654672, CLARK, (Pte.) David Garnet, “D” Company, enlisted in Hensall on March 25, 1916, where he resided before WWI.

654686, CLARK, (Pte.) Peter, “C” Company, enlisted in Bayfield on March 25, 1916, where he lived before and after the war. Private Peter Clark was native of England who had immigrated to Canada in 1912.

654722, McKAY, (Pte.) Hugh R., “C” Company, enlisted in Bayfield on March 25, 1916, his hometown before and after the war.

654692, NOBLE, (Pte.) Clarence Jarrett, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton on March 25, 1916, his hometown prior to WWI.

654690, PARLMER, (Pte.) Earl Ross, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton on March 25, 1916. His address on the 1916 Overseas Roll was Hensall, ON.

654697, SAVAGE, (Pte.) George Henry, “A” Company, enlisted in Wroxeter on March 25, 1916.

Private George Savage’s entry in the War Memorial of Huron County’s Heroes and Heroines, printed by the Wingham Advance in 1919 states “Private G.H. Savage went overseas in 1916 and was attached to the Signalling Corps in England. He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. and crossed to France in 1917.

654708, STOKES, (Pte.) Frederick William, “B” Company, enlisted in Goderich on March 25, 1916. Prior to WWI, Frederick Stokes worked as a finisher in the Goderich Organ Factory, formerly located on the corner of East Street and Cambria Road, where a funeral home was later located.

654709, WIGHTMAN, (L. Cpl.) Charles Ivan, “B” Company, enlisted in Blyth on March 25, 1916. His address prior to the war was Belgrave, ON. Lance Corporal Ivan Wightman was photographed with Blyth’s Own in the 2nd back row, 5th from the left.E