List of Battalion Officers and Training Staff-Feb 28, 1917

Appendix A – Battalion Instructional Cadre – February 28, 1917

This is list of the non-commissioned officers and officers in charge of training and leadership in the 161st Huron Battalion as of February 28, 1917. It was included as Appendix A to the entry of February 28, 1917 in the 161st Huron Battalion Diary.

P.T.  & B.F.

Officer in charge: Lieut. W.F. Scott

654053 A/CSM H.G. James

654123 A/Sgt T.H. Bissett

654207 “ B.B. Bell

654035 “ A.M. Forbes

654078 “ M.W. Pfaff

305134 “ T.L. Rivers

654176 A/L/Sgt L.C. Cantelon

654242 “ J.E. Holmes


Officer in charge: Lieut. R.A. Walter

654139 A/L/Sgt F.W. Andrews

654350 “ H. Kingland

654442 A/L/Cpl J.M Ballantyne

654376 “ C.A. Campbell

654573 “ T.C. Lutton


In charge: No. 654087  A/Sgt  G.W. Schaefer

654059 A/Sgt R.C. Mann

654377 “ J. Gillepsie

654740 “ B.J. MacLean

654217 “ A.R. Mustard

654032 A. Cpl W.L Faegan

654153 “ C.A. Johnson

654524 A/L/Cpl L.R. Davidson

654533 “ C.H. Mitchell

654682 “ A.L. Tiernay

654451 “ E.A. Warner

654575 “ J. Yungblut

Musketry School

Officer in charge: Capt. I. Hetherington

654180 A/CSM F.W. Burchell

654027 “ J.O. Crich

654528 “ A.H. Jane

654570 A/Sgt J.H. Best

654428 “ C.R. Clark

654343 “ C.J. Cox

654470 “ J.H. Dunsmore

654042 “ A.J. Hefford

654368 “ W.E. Peachey

654358 “ L.J. Wasman

654168 “ S.A. Scott

654694 A/Cpl. H. Clairmont

654517 “ A.H. Gambrill

654198 “ J.A. Kelly

654164 “ C.D. Ross

654086 “ V.L. Sanderson

654167 A/L/Cpl T.D. Savage

654659 “ D.F. Young

School of Engineering

Officer in charge: Lieut. W.F. Grieves

654002 A/Sgt D.C. Angell

654071 “ W. McKinley

654647 “ I. Redford

654784 A/Cpl J. Adams

654282 “ G.W. Handley

654463 “ R.H. Neelands

Anti-Gas Instructors

Lieut. W.B. Wilson

Lieut. D.E. Holmes

654217 A/Sgt A.R. Mustard

654100 “ J.W. Straiton

654037 A/L/Sgt R.E.S. Fox

654041 A/Cpl H.P. Guest

654833 A/L/Cpl W.T. Fisher

654269 “ W.G. Harburn

654530 “ M.L. Toms

654305 “ C. Tuckey

654317 A/Cpl F.O.T. Manuel

654252 “ R.F. Woods

654548 A/L/Cpl C.G. Lawson

654496 “ H.C. Lawson

654823 A/Sgt N. McK. Geddes

654059 “ R.C. Mann

Company Commanders & Officers of Companion

“A” Company Major N.T. Sinclair

Capt. A.F. Sturdy

Lieut. W.B. Wilson

“B” Company Major H. Campbell

Lieut. H.C. McLean

Lieut. J.K Mair

Lieut. W.F. Scott

Lieut. F.M. Scott

“C” Company Major W.J. Heaman

Capt. C.K Macpherson

Lieut. D.S. Scott

Lieut. D.E. Holmes

“D” Company Capt. P.C. Town

Lieut. C.S. Hall

Lieut. R.A. Walter

Lieut. R.A. Cluff

Musketry Officer: Capt. I. Hetherington

Transport Officer: Lieut. W.P. Grieve

Lieutenant D.S. Scott Left for London

Battalion Diary – February 28, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Lieutenant D.S. Scott proceeded to London for discharge to Canada as “Permanently unfit for any service.”

By the transfer of 9 draft horses from the Remount Depot, the Battalion Transport section is complete for personnel of men, animals, and equipment.

Preliminary Musketry Party carried on work during the afternoon and the remainder of the Battalion carried on with Sports.

The Musketry Party was inspected at 2:30pm in training by the General Officer Commanding (G.O.C.), the highest ranking officer, of the 5th Canadian Division.

40 Men March to Ash Ranges for Musketry Course

Battalion Diary – February 27, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

8:30am  Firing Party of 40 other ranks paraded for Route march to Ash Ranges, to fire general Musketry course.

Remainder of the Battalion carried on during the day with the daily Syllabus of Training.

2:00pm  Firing and Butt Party who went to Ash Ranges on February 15, 1917 returned. The Firing party having completed Parts 1 to 4 inclusive.

7:00pm  Lecture given to the Officers in the Ante-room of the Officers’ Mess by the O.C. (Officer-in-Command)

Over 65 Battalion Instructors Away on Training

Battalion Diary – February 23, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Difficulty in carrying out Syllabus satisfactorily.

This Battalion is handicapped by lack of sufficient Officers and instructors; 65 N.C.Os being On Command attending various courses.

Battalion will, however, receive greatest benefit upon the return of these N.C.Os from instruction courses.

Musketry Officer preparing 40 other ranks for Firing Party for week beginning February 26th.