Brussels Company Marching to Wingham

161st Battalion Events – May 21, 1916

The Brussels Post reported that on the morning of May 29 when the Brussels Company of the 161st Huron Battalion were marching to Wingham via Belgrave, F. Kerney and his wife, on the 4th line of Morris Township had a lunch ready for the boys when they reached their home. The boys enjoyed the lunch and thanked the Kerneys for their thoughtfulness.

Enlistments – May 21, 1916

One man enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion on May 21, 1916 and returned home after the war.

654851, BAKER, (Pte.) William Joseph, ā€œCā€ Company, enlisted in Clinton on May 21, 1916. His next of kin was Mrs. Catherine Baker of Hensall. He was born in Cranbrook, ON, a hamlet in Grey Township.

Private William Joseph Baker served with the 58th Toronto Battalion in France.

Private William J. Baker survived WWI and in 1935 was living in Goderich, ON. He lived in Goderich for over 40 years, until his death on July 14, 1962. He was interred at the St. Peter Roman Catholic Cemetery in Colborne Township.

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