One Recruit on April 13, 1916

Enlistments – April 13, 1916

There was 1 man who enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion on April 13, 1916.

654745, TASKER, (Sgt.) Richard, “C” Company, enlisted in Clinton on April 13, 1916, his hometown before and after WWI. His next of kin was his wife, Mrs. Ina Tasker of Clinton, ON.  At age 30 (b. Dec. 5, 1885 in Woodstock, ON), Richard Tasker was 6’ 2” tall with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He was a machinist, who indicated his religion was that of the Church of England.

Sergeant Richard Tasker had prior military experience with the 22nd Oxford Rifles. Prior to the start of WWI, Dick Tasker was a strong fellow who used to be one of Huron County’s best baseball players. He pitched a couple of seasons with the Clinton baseball club before the war started, according to fellow Battalion member, J.W. Straiton.

Sergeant Dick Tasker was photographed with the 161st Sergeant’s Mess in Milford, England standing in the top row, 8th from the left.

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