Former Huron Resident, Henry Johnson, Killed in Action

Huron County War News – October 19, 1916

Pte. J.M. Miller of the 161st Huron Battalion has been quite ill with tonsillitis and pneumonia at the home of his parents, Richard and Mrs. Miller. If he does not soon regain his vigor, his sickness may interfere with his plans to go overseas with his Battalion.

Pte. David Johnson, of the Bluevale area, returned to Camp Borden after a hurried trip to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where he was settling up his business before going overseas.

Pte. T.L. Smith, son of Thomas Smith of the Jamestown area, has gone overseas with the 157th Battalion, after enlisting in Coldwater, Ontario.

John Henry Shaw, nephew of Henry Johnson on the 5th line of Morris, was killed in action on September 26th in France. John H. Shaw lived on the farm in Morris when he was a boay and attended S.S. #5 Morris 30 years ago. He later moved to Wingham, then to Toronto where he enlisted. Henry Johnson has two other nephews in the army who have been in France since March 1916. They enlisted in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

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