Slow Down in 161st Enlistments

Enlistments – May 1, 1916

On May 1, 1916, one man enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion. He did not come home after the war.

654760, HASTINGS, (Pte.) David Eldon, “A” Company, enlisted in Wingham on May 1, 1916. His next of kin was Alvin Hastings of New Liskeard in northern Ontario.

Private David Hastings did not survive WWI. Private D.E. Hastings was among those listed as fatal casualties at the battle in Lens, France on April 23, 1918.