161st Huron News – June 8, 1916

Before Quartermaster Norman Geddes departed for camp in London with the 161st Huron Battalion, the citizens of Belgrave presented him with a handsome signet ring. The school section at Londesboro, where Mr. Geddes taught from 1914-1916 held a social evening on May 19th in his honour, where they presented him with a gold wrist watch in appreciation of his service to them as a teacher and in tribute of his volunteering to “do his part to defend the property and homes of the Empire.”

Enlisted Huron Residents

William H. Armstrong of the 5th line of Morris Township received word from his son, Pte. L.A. Armstrong, of the 89th Battalion in Calgary that they are enroute for Halifax, where they expect to ship out shortly for England. The Brussels Post wrote, “May he return wearing laurels of victories won which will be envied by those who have turned a deaf ear to the call which is being given to defend their homes and earthly possessions.”