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Goderich, ON, Canada

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161st Huron Battalion

The 161st (Huron) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in London, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Huron County. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 4th Reserve Battalion on February 15, 1918.

The 161st (Huron) Battalion, CEF had two Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. H. B. Combe (October 30, 1916—May 16, 1917) and Lieut-Col. R. Murdie, DSO (June 28, 1917—February 23, 1918).
Blyth's Own
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John Henry Marshall

Description: John Henry Marshall, a member of B Company in the 161st Huron Battalion....Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.165.

Norman Miller

Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.169

Royland Walter

Description: Camp Borden...Date: 1916

Camp Borden

Description: Rifle range at Camp Borden.

Camp Borden

Description: Training for trench warfare at Camp Borden. ...Date: 1916

Camp Borden

Description: Colour Presentation at Camp Borden. ...Date: 1916...Object ID : 2007.0062.206

Carter Boys

Description: Sepia studio portrait of four men wearing World War I uniforms, the Four Carter Boys of the 161st. Although not individually identified, the 4 Carters on the 161's nominal roll were: (Ptes.) Jas. A... more

The Cornish Brothers

Description: The Cornish Brothers R.H. (Dick) at left, J.K. on the right at Camp Borden."...Date: 1916...Object ID : 2007.0062.022

Norman Miller

Description: Private Norman Miller on right, other soldier not identified. N. Miller was later Huron County Clerk....Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.024.

Max Clairmont

Description: Cpl. Max Clairmont of the 161 'B' Company at Goderich was awarded a WWI decoration the Military Medal. ..Date: Unknown

Private A. "Rolly" Rollinson

Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.034.

B Company Mobilizes

Description: Black and white photo postcard featuring a large group of men in World War I uniforms standing in the Square in Goderich, Ontario. The Model Theatre is in the background. The photograph is of B (G... more

Fixter and Fingland

Description: Tom Fixter (sitting) and Frank Fingland (standing), Staff Sergeants from the 161st Battalion....Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.146.

Hildebrand and Beattie

Description: Irwin A. Hildebrand (left) and William H. Beattie (right). ...Date: Unknown...Object ID : 2007.0062.155.

Blyth's Own

Description: Photo postcard..The men are identified as: back row (l-r) Unidentified, Ted Maines, George Haggitt, Chas Brombley, Fred Crawford, Russ Woods, Frank Biggin. Front row (l-r) Frank Scott, Chas Coleman... more

Exeter's Own

Description: Black and white postcard of Exeter's Own, part of the 161st Huron Overseas Battlalion, standing in front of Exeter Town Hall with civilians in the background. The men are all in World War 1 (WW1) u... more

Allan Brindley, Harold Young, Lew Elliott, Unidentified

Description: Photo postcard of four men in World War I uniforms. Members of B Company, 161st Battalion. ...Object ID : 2007.0062.194.

Jacob and Margaret Youngblut

Description: Jacob Youngblut and his wife, Margaret. Jacob is a member of B Company in the 161st Battalion. ..Date: about 1916...Object ID : 2007.0062.233.


Description: Willet "Glen" Cook is a member of the 161st Military Brass Band. He served in France and Belgium and was injured by a gun shot wound to the throat Sept. 30, 1918. He was discharged in 1919....Obje... more

Lorne W. Armstrong

Description: Black and white photo postcard of three men wearing World War 1 uniforms. The man on the far right is identified as Lorne Wilson Armstrong, a member of the 161st Battalion. The other two men are n... more

Stretcher Bearers from the 161st Overseas Battalion

Description: Back row (l-r): D. McClinchey, Unidentified, H. Whitmore, J.C. Hutton, Jim Priest, Unidentified Sergeant, Neil Sparks, Unidentified, Harry Johnston, Milton J. Cook ..Front row (l-r): Unidentified ... more

Members of C Company (Clinton)

Description: Men are identified as (left to right) E. Johns, Robert Murray Draper, Almer T. Willis, Unknown...Date: 1916...Object ID : 2007.0062.140.

Redfern Family

Description: Robert Redfern (seated, far right) is a member of the 161st Battalion....Object ID : 2007.0062.203.

Goderich's Own, 161st Battalion C.E.F.

Description: Goderich's Own, also referred to as B Company. The Company may have just won a pennant in an army "field-day" at Camp Borden....Date: 1916...Object ID : A999.0012.002.