Enlistments – May 3, 1916

Two men enlisted with the 161st Huron Battalion on May 3, 1916. Both men survived the war.

654763, HAINES, (Pte.) Walter Elgin, “A” Company, enlisted in Wingham on May 3, 1916. His next of kin was Arthur Haines of Wingham, ON.

According to the War Memorial of Huron County’s Heroes and Heroines, published in 1919, “Private Walter Haines, son of Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Haines, Wingham, joined the 161st Battalion, … and was among the first of the 161st Battalion to go to France. He was through some heavy fighting at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, where he was wounded in the groin, which, unfortunately put him out of action.”

By 1935, Walter Haines had died.

654764, WILLOUGHBY, (Pte.) Nicholas Arthur, “D” Company, enlisted in Seaforth on May 3, 1916. His next of kin was Mrs. Ada Willoughby of Seaforth, ON. Prior to his enlistment, Private Nicholas Willoughby  was associated with the Seaforth News.

During fighting in France, Private N.A. Willoughby was wounded in August 1918 at Arras, France. He recovered.

In 1935, he is listed as living in Gorrie, ON.