161st Battalion News – April 20, 1916

It was noted in the “Morris” column that “Morris Township is expected to add another 25 to the enlistment roll.

161st Battalion News – April 20, 1916

It was noted in the “Morris” column that “Morris Township is expected to add another 25 to the enlistment roll. Harold Kerney joined the Wingham Company last week. Good boy.”

In the “Moncrief” column of the Brussels Post, it was reported that the young people of Moncrieff entertained the soldiers from the neighbourhood at a banquet given in the basement of the church. The soldiers were presented with fountain pens as token of the community’s esteem. There were 21 young men from the congregation who had enlisted so far.

The “Bluevale” column of the Brussels Post reported that:

Private Harold Homes was home over Sunday

Private Herb Powell was home for 30 days to assist with seeding

Private Leslie McKinney and Harold Karney went to Wingham to commence drilling exercises that week.

Private Harold Kerney, of Morris Township, recently joined the 161st Huron Battalion in Wingham. On a visit to Brussels on Saturday, April 15, he was presented with a fine gold monogram ring at The Brussels Post publishing house. Rev. D. Wren read the presentation address and Alex Speir made the presentation. Pte. Kerney made a thank-you speech.

Community War News

In the “Morris” column of the Brussels Post, the paper reported that W.H Cantlon, a brother to Mrs. T. Pierce of the East gravel road, and an old Morris boy, enlisted with the 137th Battalion in Calgary. He was the son of the late Peter Cantlon of Morris Township.