Presentation of 161st Huron Battalion Colours – August 31, 1916
On Thursday, August 31, 1916, the Ladies’ Aid Society of Exeter presented the 161st Huron Battalion with its colours. Mrs. Creech presented the King’s colours to the Battalion and Mrs. Johns presented the regimental colours. Those present included member of Battalion headquarters, the Brigade staff, officers commanding other Battalions and 40 guests from Huron County.
Reverend D.W. Pollins, of the Trivitt Memorial Church in Exeter made an address, to which the commanding officer of the Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel H.R. Coombes, made a suitable reply.
The colour party consisted of Major R.S. Hayes from whom Lieutenant H. C. McLean received the King’s colours and Major W.J. Heamen from whom Lieutenant R.A. Walters received the regimental colours. Captain J.K. Fairful, chaplain of the Battalion consecrated the colours.
A march past was held with Colonel S.C. Mewburn of A.A.G District No. 2 taking the salute.