Huron Battalion Enlistments – March 28, 1916

Two men enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion on March 28, 1916. Both survived.

654703, CRAWFORD, (Pte.) Roy Edward, “B” Company, enlisted in Blyth on March 28, 1916. His next of kin was George Crawford of Blyth, ON. Private Roy E. Crawford had prior military experience with the 33rd Huron Regiment.

Although Roy Edward Crawford’s heart was weakened by the constant fire from artillery he experienced and an attack of trench fever, he survived WWI.

Upon returning from overseas, Roy enrolled for further training with the Huron/Middlesex militia. In the early 1920s, after completing military summer exercises at Wolseley Barracks in London, ON, Roy Edward Crawford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

When Roy Crawford died on September 4, 1923 at his home in Blyth, a military funeral was held. His pall-bearers were members of the Huron/Middlesex militia and they fired a salute as he was lowered into his grave. His grave was engraved  Lt. R. E. Crawford.

654695, HURDON, (Pte.) Nicholas Eric, “C” Company, enlisted in Exeter on March 28, 1916. His next of kin was Nicholas Dyer Hurdon of Exeter.

Private Nicholas Hurdon survived WWI. By 1935 Nicholas Hurdon was living at 6339 Hurlbut Ave in Detroit, Michigan, USA.