Huron County War News – December 28, 1916
Pte. Alex Conon, son of Mrs. Alex Conon of the 5th line of Morris, went overseas with the 97th Battalion from Camp Hughes and was later drafted into the Princess Pats. Pte. Conon has been ill with pleurisy at Seaforth Camp.
Lieut. R.I Ferguson of the 33rd Huron Regiment, has been appointed for guard detail with the 21st Regiment of Windsor. Lieut. Ferguson, who grew up in Belgrave, was one of the first officers to be selected from the 161st Battalion to go overseas in a draft of officers, but was unable to pass the medical on account of his heart. The Brussels Post reported that “he is still serving his country to the best of his ability.” R.I. Ferguson is the eldest son of W.H. and Mrs. Ferguson on the 5th line of Morris Township.