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O'BRIAN, Ernest Patrick

     In the autumn of 1916, the 161st Battalion left Huron County and travelled to Halifax in preparation for going overseas. They embarked from Canada on November 1st and arrived in Liverpool on November 11, 1916. On December 1st, Private O'Brian transferred to the 64th Battalion and then in the middle of January 1917 he transferred to the 2nd Canadian Labour Battalion. He was with this unit when he went overseas in France on February 10, 1917. Six months later in August he transfers to the 58th Battalion and joins his unit in the field in very early November 1917.

FINLEON (FENELON), James Maurice

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        1st Canadian Infantry Division
                                             1st Infantry Brigade
                                             4th Battalion  -  Central Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   3135908                                          
RESIDENCE:                    Lucknow – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            February 9, 1895
                                             St. Augustine - West Wawanosh Township – Huron County - Ontario

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BATES, John Henry

DIVISIONAL UNIT:  3rd Canadian Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Brigade, 58th Battalion - Central Ontario, Canadian Infantry Corps 
RESIDENCE:  Goderich – Ontario 
PARENTS NAME: Mr. George and Catharine Bates – Goderich - Ontario
Occupation:   Printer                                  
Religion:     Presbyterian

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YOUNG, Harold Melville

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         4th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             10th Infantry Brigade
                                             47th Battalion - West Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654174
RESIDENCE:                    Goderich – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            December 4, 1891
                                             Seaforth – Tuckersmith Township – County of Huron - Ontario

WOODS, Russell Francis

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        1st Canadian Infantry Division
                                             1st Infantry Brigade
                                             4th Battalion - Central Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654252
RESIDENCE:                    Blyth – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            April 21, 1893
                                             Westfield – East Wawanosh Township – County of Huron - Ontario

WILSON, William Bell

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         4th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             10th Infantry Brigade
                                             47th Battalion - West Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
RESIDENCE:                    Hensall – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            June 30, 1893
                                             Hay Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           August 10, 1918                  25 years     1 month

WILLIS, Aylmer Thomas

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         4th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             10th Infantry Brigade
                                             47th Battalion - West Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654489
AWARDS:                          Military Medal
RESIDENCE:                    Exeter – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            April 8, 1896
                                             Stephen Township – County of Huron - Ontario

WILLIAMS, Frank Harold

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        4th Canadian Infantry Division
                                             10th Infantry Brigade
                                             47th Battalion - West Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654756
RESIDENCE:                    Londesborough – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            April 19, 1893
                                             Aston – Middlesex - England

WILKINSON, Thomas Harold Inman

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         3rd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             9th Infantry Brigade
                                             58th Battalion - Central Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   654306
RESIDENCE:                    Exeter – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            June 15, 1897
                                             Nettlehaum - Lincolnshire - England

WIGHTMAN, Charles Ivan

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        3rd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             9th Infantry Brigade
                                             58th Battalion  -  Central Ontario
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
 SERVICE NO:                  654709
RESIDENCE:                    Belgrave – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            June 6, 1894
                                             Huron County - Ontario