Robert Hoover of Brussels Enlists

Enlistments – June 26, 1916

One man enlisted with the 161st Huron Battalion on June 26, 1916 and returned home after the war.

654881, HOOVER, (Pte.) Robert Harvey, “A” Company, born on February 5, 1895 in West Wawanosh Township, enlisted in London, ON on June 26, 1916. His next of kin was his father, Robert J. Hoover of Brussels, ON.

Prior to enlisting, Private Robert Harvey Hoover worked as a school teacher in Brussels, ON. At 21, he was 5’, 9” with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and brown hair and was a Methodist, according to his attestation papers.

At some point, while serving with the 58th Battalion of the Central Ontario Regiment in France, Robert Hoover was promoted to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Robert Hoover was awarded the Military Medal.

Robert Hoover survived WWI and in 1935 was living in Listowel, ON.

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