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The following are the names of World War I Veterans, (M to Z) who had lived in either Rama or Mara Townships (now called Ramara Twp.) prior to the start of the Great War. Most were born, and remained in these townships, some were born in the townships, and relocated elsewhere prior to the war, others were born elsewhere, and settled in the townships prior to the Great War.

FALLEN SOLDIERS ARE ON A HONOUR ROLL ENTITLED ‘THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE’

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note: a copy of the Attestation Papers for the following are available, in the RAMARA Military Photo Album, on this site.

MacDONALD, Alexander : regimental number 3033788, was drafted October 23, 1917. He was single, 29, a farmer in Sebright. Born in Sebright, in 1888, a son of Archibald MacDonald and Margaret Ann Arthurs.

MacDONALD, Alexander Ronald : regimental number 645279, enlisted in the 158th (The Duke of Connaught’s Own) Battalion, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was single, 42, a Lumber Grader, living in British Columbia. Born in Orillia, in 1873, raised in Mara, a son of Donald Alexander MacDonald & Anne MacDonld. The 1881 census has his mother a Widow, a Hotel Keeper, living in Mara Township, with Alex and two other children. In 1915 he lists his mother, living in Uptergrove, as next of kin.

MacDONALD, Archibald Laughlin M.M. : regimental number 644075, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 14, 1916. He was single, 21, living in Orillia. Born in Mara in 1895, a son of Donald Neil & Ann MacDonald. He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th in France, March 20, 1917, where he remained until Nov. 11, 1918. The March 27, 1919 Times notes ..Archie has returned… he is one of the lucky ones, who escaped without a wound. He was awarded a Military Medal, for bravery in the field, at Cambrai, it was presented, June 16, 1919.

MacDONALD, Donald Edward ; regimental number 745534, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, May 4, 1916. He was single, 17, a Fireman, living in Sebright. Born in Rama, in 1899, a son of Donald R. MacDonald & Flora Dougherty. He earned the rank of Sergeant (SGT)

MacDONALD, Hugh : regimental number 305737, enlisted in the 40th Battery, in Toronto, January 14, 1916. He was single, 21, a Teamster, living in Orillia. Born Mara, in 1894, a son of John & Annie MacDonald.

MacDONALD, Martin Donald: regimental number 405129, enlisted in the 35th Battalion, in Toronto. He was 24, a Street Car Conductor, married to Hazel (nee Shipman) . Born in Brechin, in 1891, a son of Donald MacDonald & Sarah Murphy.

MacDONALD, Neil : regimental number 2365679, was drafted into the University of Toronto Training Co., January 19, 1918. He was single, 21, a Teacher, living in Atherley. Born in Mara, (Atherley) in 1896, a son of Malcolm MacDonald & Annie Johnstone. The May 16, 1918, Orillia Times reports- “Uptergrove- Mr. Neil MacDonald who is training for a Captain in Toronto, has been home for a few days”

MacDONALD, Robert Malcolm : regimental number 3234891, was drafted October 29, 1917. He was single, 26, a Bridge Worker, living in Mara,(Udney). Born in Mara, in 1891, a son of John MacDonald & Margaret (Maggie) McKinnon.

MacKENZIE, Charles Duncan : regimental number 3036008,was drafted October 17, 1917. He was single, 29, a farmer in Mara (Uptergove). Born in Mara, a son of Murdoch MacKenzie & Margaret Calderwood. While on leave, on May 25, 1918, he married Myrtle Beatrice Barbour, in the Fairvalley Methodist Church, he had to then return to Niagara, where he was training for overseas. He lost his brother David overseas, his unit had just arrived, allowing him to attend his brother’s funeral in England

MacNEIL,Charles Grant: regimental number 421108, enlisted in the 43rd (Cameron Highlanders) Battalion, May 18, 1915, in Winnipeg. He was 24, a clerk, married, living in Norwood, Manitoba. Born in Mara, (Uptergrove), in 1890, a son of Free Church, clergyman, Rev, John MacNeil & Mrs. Mary MacNeil. While overseas he earned the rank of Corporal (Cpl).

MAHONEY, James Leo : regimental number 138498, enlisted in the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, in Toronto on August 20th, 1915, (the same day as Herbert McAuley) He was single, 24, a Brakeman. Born in Rathburn, in 1891, a son of James Mahoney & Bridget Gaughan, his father James was living in Longford Mills, in 1915. Records indicate he was in the ‘King’s Canadian Red Cross Convalescent Hospital’, Busey Park, England, in July 1917. He was returned to Canada, for further medical treatment. The Nov. 15, 1917 Orillia Times, reports, “Pte. James Mahoney, who also returned a few months ago, and who spent some time in Whitby, has secured his discharge papers, and will be home at Longford for the winter, Jim is an old 75th man, and saw seven months hard fighting with the trench mortar Battery.” In 1919 he married Susan Margerite Clarke, of Uptergrove.

MARTELL, William : regimental number 853221, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) April 26, 1916. He was 29, a labourer, living in Orillia, married to Jessie (nee Stinson), of Rama (Reserve). Born in Rama, in 1887, a son of Louis Martell & Charlotte Williams. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion, Sept. 14, 1917, and remained there until June 1, 1918.

McARTHUR, Norman Gilbert : regimental number 892051, enlisted in the 109th (Winnipeg Rifles), February 28, 1916. He was 19, a Bookkeeper & Stenographer, living in Winnipeg. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of John McArthur & Mary Rowat, who remained in Rama.

McAULEY, Edward : regimental number 3317665, drafted 16 October 1917. He was 22, a Labourer, living in Longford Mills. He had just married to Frances McMillan of Fawkham, in September 1917. Born in Longford Mills in 1895, a son of Alexander McAuley and Frances Boyd. He reported to the training camp in Oshawa, in May 1918, and was granted a month’s leave. He is a brother of Herbert (Bert).

McAULEY, Herbert (Bert) : regimental number 138487, enlisted in the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, in Toronto on August 20th, 1915, (the same day as James Mahoney). He was single, 26, a Trainman. Born in Rama (Longford Mills), in 1890, a son of Alexander & Francis Elizabeth Boyd. He was reported wounded, and spent some time in a Military Hospital in England. The Nov. 15, 1917, Orillia Times reports ” Sergt. Bert. McAuley, of Toronto Convalescent Hospital, who returned some time ago, visited his home at Longford over Sunday”

McCARDELL, John Joseph : regimental number 3207463, was drafted March 15, 1918, in Alberta. He was single, 24, a farmer, living in Blackie Alberta. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1894, a son of William & Ellen McCardell, by this time his next-of -kin, (father) had moved to Toronto.

McCONNELL, Thomas Bernard : regimental number 550217, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Dragoons, in Niagara on the Lake, July 4th, 1916. He was single, 24, a Weightman, living in the St. Charles Hotel, in Toronto. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1891, a son of Mark & Mary McConnell.

McCUAIG, John : regiment number 474142, enlisted in Saskatchewan. in the 65th (Regina) Battalion, March 11, 1916. He was single, 28, a cook, living in Saskatoon. Born in Mara, in 1888, a son of John McCuaig & Rosanna Thompson. While overseas he contracted spinal meningitis, from which he never fully recovered, he returned to Canada, in 1917. On May 23, 1921, he died in the Toronto Christie Street Military Hospital when seized with a second attack. His brothers William and Russell also served overseas, Russell died from battle wounds in 1918.

McCUAIG, William Burson : regiment number 135534, enlisted in the 74th Battalion, in Toronto, October 12, 1915. He was single, 22. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1893, a son of John McCuaig & Rosanna Thompson. While overseas he earned the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. In August 1918, he was taken prisoner by the Germans, and released after the war ended, December 27, 1918. He lost his brother Russell overseas and his brother John died in 1921, from illness incurred while overseas.

McDONALD, Alexander Allen: regimental number 868107, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, March 30, 1916. He was single, 25, a Farmer, in Rama. Born in Rama, in 1890, a son of John Agnes McDonald & Margaret Weir.

McDONALD, John Joseph : regimental number 643002, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 14, 1916. He was single, 18, a Farmer, living in Rama, (Black River). Born in Rama (Black River) in 1897, a son of Alexander B. (Sandy Bigarchie) McDonald & Jane McDonald.

McDONALD, John William : regimental number 763706, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, in Gravenhurst, May 18, 1916. He was single, 20, a Spinner. He was born in Rama, a son of William M McDonald & Katherine Ann McDonald. His next-of-kin had relocated to Midland

McDONALD, Norman : regimental number 3056480, was drafted January 25, 1918. He was single, 24, a Farmer, living in Orillia. Born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1893, a son of John L. McDonald & Jennett McDonald. His next-of-kin remained in O’Connell

McDONALD, William James : regimental number 341405, was drafted November 27, 1917, into the 70th Battery in Sudbury. He was single, 23, a Cook, living in New Toronto. Born in Rama, (Sebright) in 1985, a son of Archibald McDonald & Margaret Arthur.

McDONNELL, Francis William: enlisted in the 162nd (Parry Sound) Battalion, 4 Feb. 1916. He was single, 26, a lumberman, living in Kearney. Born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1891, a son of Moses McDonnell & Ann Ellen Duffy. On his return in 1919, he marrried Mary Kathleen Sullivan in Kearney.

McDONNELL, Moses Stanley: was drafted in the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan, 2 April 1918. He was a farm labourer, living in DeLisle, Saskatchewan. Born in Rama, 28 December, 1896, a son of Moses McDonnell & Ann Ellen Duffy. He was discharged 9 December, 1918.

McDONNELL. Sylvester Joseph : enlisted in the US Army, roll number 1818808, in 1917. He was single, living in Rochester, New York, working at the Rochester Box Company. Born in Rama, in 1889, a son of Martin McDonnell and Honora (Nora) O’Connor. After the war he remained in the USA.

McGOVERN, (Hugh) James : regimental number 101046, enlisted in the 66th Battalion (Edmonton Guards), in Edmonton, Alberta, July 20th, 1915. Living in Alberta, age 36, he was working as a Carpenter. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) 17 March, 1879, a son of Peter McGovern & Rosanna Corrigan. He was single and lists the next-of-kin, his father, who was living in Waldeck , Saskatchewan. His brother Phillip also served in the CEF.

McGOVERN, Phillip James : regimental number 2109812, enlisted in the 13th M.D. Alberta (Calgary) Training Depot, on July 24, 1917. He was single, 33, an Architect, living in Peace River, Alberta. Born in Mara,(Uptergove), July 29th, 1883, a son of Peter McGovern & Rosanna Corrigan. His next-of-kin, was his father, who was living in Waldeck, Saskatchewan. His brother James also served in the CEF.

McGOWAN, Edmund Stanley : regimental number 3111129, was drafted July 24, 1918. He was single, 26, a Dentist, living in Toronto. Born in Mara In 1892, a son of John Patrick McGowan & Anne Cunningham.

McGRATH, John LOUIS : regimental number 736596, enlisted in the 113th (Lethbridge Highlander) Battalion, March 3, 1916, in Lethbridge Alberta. He was single, 34, a Teamster, living in Lethbridge, Alberta. Born in Mara (Udney) in 1882, a son of John McGrath & Mary Riley, we moved out West in 1909, while his parents remained in Mara. His name appears in a list, published in the Toronto Star, March 5, 1918, of 250 soldiers who returned to Toronto that day.

McINTAGGART, David : regimental number 745534, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County), February 7, 1916. He was single, 41, a Farm Labourer, living in Udney. Born in Mara, in 1875, a son of Henry McIntaggart & Mary McVeigh. His next of kin remained in Mara.

McISAAC, Donald : regimental number, 3307514, was drafted June 13, 1918. He was single, 24, a Farmer, living in Uptergrove. Born in Mara (Uptergrove), in 1895, a son of Alexander McIsaac & Mary Ann Duffy.

McISAAC, James Joseph : regimental number 3109143, was drafted May 7, 1918. He was single, 21, a Plumber, living in Orillia. Born in Mara, (Uptergrove), in 1895, a son of Donald Joseph McIssac & Minnie Mary Mahoney.

McKENZIE, Hector John : regimental number 115917, enlisted in the 10th Regt. Canadian Mounted Rifles (C.M.R.), February 4th, 1916, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was single, 23, a Conductor on the C.P.R., living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1892, a son of Donald McKenzie & Catherine McFadyen. He was overseas when his mother passed away in January 1918. He earned the rank of Sapper (Spr.)

McKENZIE, John : regimental number 1037744, enlisted in the 238th ( Canadian Forestry Battalion, in British Columbia, August 7, 1916. He was 43, a Foreman Logger, living in Comox, BC. Married to Victoria Maud (nee Cliff), was born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1872, a son of John McKenzie and Flora (Florence) McFayden.

McKINNON, John Russell : regimental number 2015376, was drafted in Vancouver , BC, September 1918, in the Canadain Engineer Training Depot. He was single, 19, a machinist, living in Chemainus, Vancouver Island, BC. Born in Rama, in 1899, a son of Colin McKinnon & Barbara McKay, his next-of-kin had relocated to Chemainus too.

McLAUGHLIN, Hugh Charles : regimental number D3311333, was drafted June, 1918. He was a farmer, living in Mara (Uptergrove), he married Ethel Philomena (nee McCorkell) in 1917, and was a father. Hugh was born in Ireland in 1895, he immigrated to Canada, in 1913, and settled in Mara.

McLEAN, George Alexander : regimental number 55244, enlisted in the 19th Battalion November 9, 1914. He was a student, single, 29. Born in Mara, in 1885, a son of Alexander McLean & Margaret MacDonald. He lost his brother Donald, overseas. On return to Canada, George went to become a MP for Simcoe East in the late 30’s & early 40’s.

McLEAN, Neil: was drafted into the US Army, Sept. 18, 1918. He was a railroad Conductor, living in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota. Neil was born in Mara Twp, on December 19, 1877, a son of Alex and Margaret (nee MacDONALD) McLEAN. Two of his brothers served in the CEF, George, and Donald (Dan). Dan died from injuries – in 1918.

McLEOD, Harold : regimental number 318970, enlisted in the 50th (Queen’s) Battery, in Kingston, May 6, 1916. He was single, 19, a Teacher, living in Washago. Born in Blackheath, in 1897, his next-of-kin, was his brother Herbert, living in Washago.

McNABB, Thomas : regimental number D3108992, was drafted October 17, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer in Rama. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of William H. McNabb & Martha Brunson.

McPHEE, Ceciil William: regimental number 644082, enlisted in the 157th Battalion, in Orillia, Feb. 22, 1916. He single a student, living with his parents on 216 Colborne St. Orillia. Cecil was born in Mara (Atherley) Jan. 21, 1896, a son of Duncan Josha McPhee & Christina Ainsworth.

McPHERSON, James Douglas : regimental number 2327571, enlisted in the Cobourg Heavy Siege Artillery Battery, Dec. 26, 1917. He was single, 20, a Munitions Worker, living in Orillia. A descendant of the first settler in Rama, Captain Allan McPherson, born in 1897, a son of James Seddon McPherson & Annie Smith.

McRAE, Duncan George : regimental number 3059689, was drafted May 15, 1918. He was single, 20, a Farmer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1897, a son of Finlay McRae & Lexie Matheson.

McRAE, Finlay John : regimental number 725585, enlisted in the 109th Battalion, January 24, 1916, in Kirkfield. He was 46, a Farmer, living in Kirkfield, married to Janet (nee McDonald) with 6 children. Born in Mara, lot 14, con. 1, a son of Mara’s Justice of the Peace, & ex-Warden, Philip J. McRae & Anne Hart. In France, in 1917, he was transferred to the 20th Battalion and remained overseas until 1918.

McRAE, Philip Ambrose : regimental number 106449, enlisted in the 1st Regiment, Canadian Mounted Riffles, February 15, 1915. He was single, 35, a Switchman, living in Mara. Born in Mara, lot 14, con. 1, a son of Mara’s Justice of the Peace, & ex-Warden, Philip J. McRae & Anne Hart. On June 2, 1916, when at the battle of Zillebeke, he was badly wounded, and taken Prisoner, he was held in Hanover, Germany. Released on December 18, 1918, and discharged in Toronto, March 3, 1919. He died in Orillia, December 17, 1965, and is buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Orillia.

McRAE, Philip William: regimental number 3059688, was drafted May 15, 1918. He was 21, single, a Farmer, living in the Kirkfield area. Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1896, a son of Finlay John McRae & Jennie(Janet) McDonald. His father had enlisted in 1916.

McQUEEN, David Glasgow : regimental number 3137046, was drafted May 29 1918. he was single, 22, a farmer, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara, in 1896, a son of George McQueen & Mary Ann Glasgow, of Atherley.

MILLER, George : regimental number 868245, enlisted in the 182 (Ontario County ) Battalion, May 27, 1916. He was single, 18, a labourer living in Longford Mills. Born in Italy, in 1898, where his next-of-kin remained.

MILLER, Frederick W. : regimental number 874883, enlisted in the 184th Battalion, in LePas, Manitoba, March 11, 1916. He was single, 26, a Locomotive Engineer, living in Le Pas, Manitoba. Born in Peterboro, a son of Margaret Miller, who was living in Longford Mills. The Nov. 15, 1917, edition of the Orillia Times, reports Fred was wounded in August , 1917, from high explosives. The shrapnel grazed his face and inflicted a sever wound in the thigh. He was removed to Birmingham Hospital, later to Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, where he now is, and with the aid of a crutch he is able to get around a little.

MITCHELL, Peter Joseph : regimental number 3317520, was drafted may 15, 1918. He was single, 20, a farmer living near Beaverton. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1898, a son of Katherine Mitchell, who had relocated to the Beaverton area too.

MOORE, John Wade: regimental number 3033789, was drafted February 18, 1918. He was single, 32, working as a farm labourer, in Mara (Udney). Private Moore was the son of Thomas Wesley Moore & Harriett Tiffin, born in Mara (Udney) in 1885.

MOORE, William : regimental number 349030, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, April 17, 1916. He was single, 24, a Steam Driller, living in Coboconk. Private Moore was the son of Thomas Wesley Moore & Harriett Tiffin, born in Mara (Udney) in 1892.

MORGAN, Russell Thomas: regimental number 3112528, was drafted January 18, 1918. He was single, 26, a Bridge Master, living in Mara (Gamebridge). Sapper Morgan, was born in Mara (Gamebridge) in 1891, as son of Thomas Morgan & Rebecca Jane Underdown. Brother of Walter.

MORGAN, Walter Lawrence : regimental number 643924, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) January 28, 1916. He was single, 19, a Sailor, living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Gamebridge) in 1896, as son of Thomas Morgan & Rebecca Jane Underdown. Brother of Russell

MORRISON, Robert Lindsay : a Captain in the Canadian Army Medical Corps, enlisted in June , 1918. Born in Mansewood, Halton Co.- he married a longtime Longford resident Susan Frances Van Norman, just prior to his departure overseas.

MORRISON, William John : regimental number 158210, enlisted in the 81st Battalion, September 16, 1915, in Toronto. He was later transferred to the 208th (Canadian Irish) Battalion. He was single, 19, a Farmer, living in Rama (Longford Mills). Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of Martin James Morrison & Mary Gethons.

MORTSON, William Henry : regimental number 763359, enlisted in the 122nd(Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, March 8, 1916. He was 32, a Blacksmith, living in Port Carling, married to Marguerite (nee Mason). Born in Rama, in 1884, a son of George Mortson & Anne Bethune.

MOSS, Oliver: regimental number 3205814, was drafted January 11, 1918, in Alberta. He was single, 24, a farmer living in Hanna, Alberta. Born in Rama, Con L, in 1894, a son of Robert Moss & Mary Ann Bailey. His next-of-kin (father) was living in Adair, Alberta, at the time.

MULHERN, John : regimental number 703575, enlisted in the 102nd (North British Columbians) Battalion, Feb. 4, 1916, in Prince Rupert, B.C. . He was single, 26, a Motor Engineer, living in British Columbia. Born in Mara, in 1889, the eldest son of John T. Mulhern & Annie Lundy. The family remained in Mara until after 1911, when John enlisted, his widow mother was living in Pasqua , Saskatchewan.

MUNDIE, George Allen: regimental number 55089, enlisted in Toronto, at the Exhibition Camp, February 22, 1915, in the 19th(Central Ontario) Battalion He single, 22, a Clerk, living in Mara (Udney). Born in Mara in 1892, a son of John Mundie & Mary Jane Gray. The Toronto Star, Aug. 3, 1916, reports ” Lance Corporal G.A. Mundie, of Udney, is reported wounded… he reached the trenches with his unit in September 1915, but this is the first time his name has appeared in the casualty list.” — the Orillia Times- Feb. 20, 1919- reports : Udney- “We are glad to see Corporal George Mundie in our midst once more. Corporal Mundie arrived home last Thursday evening, (Feb. 13), after being overseas for three years and nine months. A large crowd gathered at the station to welcome him home. Later in the evening a short program was given in honor of the occasion. There were also on the platform Messrs. S. Juffs and J. Kenny, two other returned men. Glad to see them all home.”

MURRIN, John Edward: regimental number 868308, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, June 8th 1916. Born in the USA, in 1875, he was married to Mary Ellen, with a son Samuel, working as a labourer, in Brechin. While in training, he was used as a recruiter in Mara, then later transferred to Whitby. Private Murrin, was in the Christie Street Military Hospital in Toronto, for seven months, before he died, 13 March 1922, and is buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Brechin. His grave marker pays tribute to the sacrifices he made.

NICHOLSON, Roy Elwood : regimental number 644086, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 14, 1916. He was single, 21, a Bank Clerk living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1894, a son of Joseph & Melinda Nicholson. He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th in France, March 20, 1917, he remained there until March 3, 1918.

O’CONNELL, Cornelius Vincent: regimental number 745532, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 18, 1915. He was single, 19, a farmer in the Atherley area. Private O’Connell, was born in Mara, in 1896, a son of Cornelius O’Connell & Elizabeth Ann Boulton.

O’CONNOR, Michael Joseph : regimental number 3112507, was drafted October 22, 1918, just weeks prior to the end of the war. He was single, 21, a farmer, in Rama (O’Connell). Born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1896, a son of Michael O’Connor & Catherine McDonald, and brother of William

O’CONNOR, William Henry: regimental number 100653, enlisted May 27th, 1916,in the 66th battalion, in Timmins, where he was doing office work. He 22 years old, and single. Born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1894, a son of Michael O’Connor & Catherine McDonald. While overseas he earned the rank of Sergeant (SGT). Brother of Michael.

O’DONNELL, Leo Michael: regimental number 862819, enlisted in the 180th (Sportsman) Battalion, March 1, 1916. He was single, 24, living in Oshawa, a Railroad Foreman. Sapper (SPR) O’Donnell was born in Mara (Atherley) in 1892, a son of Daniel O’Donnell & Margaret H. Carragher. His next of kin, (mother) was also living in Oshawa. In 1919, Leo married Rosella Flood of Uptergrove.

O’DONNELL, Martin Louis: was drafted into the US ARMY, June 5, 1917. He was single, 29, a machinist, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Mara Twp., in 1888, a son of Martin Joseph O’Donnell & Bridget Gaughan, he had emigrated to the USA about 1909. After the war he remained in the states, and following his death in 1956, was buried in a US Veterans gravesite, in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, in Minneapolis, section G site 1672.

O’DONNELL, Michael Vincent: was drafted into the US ARMY, June 5, 1917. He was single, 27, a labourer, living in Deer River, Minnesota. He was born in Mara Twp, in 1890, a son of Martin Joseph O’Donnell & Bridget Gaughan. His brother Martin also served in the US ARMY, while his brother Patrick, was a member of the CEF.

O’DONNELL, Patrick Stephen: regimental number 237618, enlisted in the 204th Battalion, 24 April 1916. He was single, 18, a glass polisher, living in Toronto. Born in Mara Twp., in 1898, a son of Martin James O’Donnell & Bridget Gaughan.

O’DONNELL, Thomas Clarence : regimental number 670046, enlisted in the 166th (Queen’s Own Rifles) Battalion, March 28, 1916. He was single, 20, a Farmer, living in Toronto. Born in Mara (Millington), in 1895, a son of Daniel O’Donnell & Margaret H. Carragher. His next of kin, (father) was also living in Oshawa. A brother of Leo.

O’DONNELL, William Joseph: regimental number 249646, enlisted in the 208th (Canadian Irish) Battalion, May 22, 1916. He was 29, single, a labourer, living in Toronto, along with his mother. Born in Mara,(Brechin) in 1885, a son of Thomas & Fanny O’Donnell.

O’LEARY, Frank Joseph, M.M. : regimental number 1707, enlisted April 6, 1915, in the Army Medical Corps, Reinforcements. He was 25, single, a Pharmaceutical Chemist. Born in Mara (Uptergrove),in 1890, a son of former Reeve of Mara & ex- Warden, of Ontario County, Timothy O’Leary & Elizabeth Murphy. He held the rank of Staff Sergeant (SS). He was severely wounded at Passendaele, he had charge of the evacuation of the wounded from the trenches where he was struck by a shell which killed three of his companions. He received treatment at the Canadian Special Hospital, Buxton, England. In April, 1918, he was awarded, the Military Medal, for conspicuous bravery in the field, at Passchendaele. After his release from the hospital, he returned home, in July 1918.

OLIVER, Pascoe Joseph: regimental number 302245, enlisted September 22, 1915. He held the rank of Driver (DVR). Born in Rama (Longford Mills) in 1882, he was a son of Thomas W. Oliver, & Mary Jane McAuley.

PAGE, James Andrew (Anderson): regimental number 3317679, was drafted October 23, 1917. He was 20, single, a farmer, living in Mara (Udney). Private Page was born in Mara in 1897, a son of William Page & Margaret Fairburn.

PALMER, David Leslie : regimental number 643809, enlisted in the 157th(Simcoe Forester) Battalion, Feb. 9, 1916. He was 25, an Engineer, living in Orillia, and was married to Mary Ellen (nee Chadwick). Born in Mara (Sebright) in 1890, a son of a lumber mill owner, Josiah Palmer & Elizabeth Ann Hodgson. Overseas he was transferred to the 75th Battalion, where he was employed at the Hospital for the Feeble Minded under Supt. Downey who knew him quite well before enlisting, and earned the rank of Corporal.

PARLIAMENT, Herbert: regimental number 725189, enlisted in the 109th (Victoria & Haliburton) Battalion, January 25, 1916. He was single, 18, a student, living in Lindsay. Born in Mara (Atherley) in 1897, a son of W.A. Parliament & Sarah A. McKinnon. Rank Sapper (SPR).

PARR, Frank: regimental number 338244, enlisted in the 67th Battery, May 23, 1917.He was 21, single, a cook, living in Mara (Uptergrove). Born in England, in 1896, he lists as his contact, his friend, William Johnston, of R.R # 1, Uptergrove.

PILCHER, William Charles: regimental number 3317524, was drafted November 3, 1917. He was single, 25, a farmer, living in Mara (Uptergrove). Born in Dublin Ireland, in 1895, he lists his next of kin in Wicklow Ireland.

PREECE, William M.M.: regimental number 642315, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 2, 1916. He was single, 17, a Machinist, living in Orillia. Born in Mara, in 1898, a son of Lieut. Col. John Preece & Christna MacKinnon. He arrived in England, Oct 28, 1916, and joined the 18th Battalion, in France, April 22, 1917, and remained there until march 9, 1918. In the Battle of Passchendaele, Pte. William Preece was a Battalion runner and was carrying messages from his front line company to the Battalion Headquarters through an area which was constantly shelled. Several of his comrades had become casualties and the whole of the work had devolved on him. Although blown up by shell fire on two occasions he carried on and delivered messages continuously. He was awarded the Military Medal, for his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He returned home, in January 1919.

PROPHET, Howard Edmund Silas: regimental number 3058964, was drafted October 27, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer, living in Peterbourgh. Born in Nottawasaga, Simcoe County, he was raised in Mara (Atherley), a son of Samuel Prophet & Rebecca Hillman.

POTTER, Victor Frank: regimental number 3030900, was drafted October 12, 1917. He was 27, single, a foreman, living in Brechin. Born in England, his next-of-kin, remained in England.

RAHMER, Clarence: regimental number 644585, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 18,1916. He was married, 26, a painter, living in Orillia. On June 15, 1915, he married Florence E. Dilworth. A son of Peter Rahmer & Charlotte LaChapple, born in Mara (Brechin) in 1889. He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 1ST. Battalion, in France Nov. 29, 1916, he remained there until his injury. The May 3, 1917, Orillia Times reports ” Pte. Clarence Rahmer, whose wife lives on Peter St. North, was severely wounded in the leg and hands, on April 13, and is in the Boulogne Hospital.” He never returned to active duty.

RAHMER, James : regimental number 57915, enlisted in the 20th (1st Central Ontario Regiment), November 9th, 1914, in Toronto. He was 27, a Paper Hanger, a widower, with one child. Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1886, a son of Peter Rahmer & Charlotte LaChapple.

REID, Allen Joseph: regimental number 763468, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, March 25, 1916. He was single, 21, a clerk, living in Bracebridge. Born in Rama,(Longford), in 1895, a son of Henry Reid & Elizabeth Heavener.

REID, Lorenz : regimental number 3035977, was drafted May 1, 1918. He was single, a farmer living in Rama (Rathburn). Born in Rama, in 1892, a son of Joseph James Reid & Christina McInnis.

RENNIE, Robert Charles : regimental number 763657, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion May 1, 1916. He was 21, a Factory Employee, living in Longford Mills, married to Mary Ethel (nee Smith) of Gravenhurst.

ROACH, Martin Hugh: Had 7 years experience in the 34th Regiment prior to enlisting in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, July 11, 1916, as a Lieutenant. He was 46, a Barrister-at-law, in Beaverton, married to Fannie King. Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1870, a son of Thomas Roach & Cecelia McGrath, who owned and operated the Victoria Hotel in Brechin.

RUMMERFIELD, Charles Henry: regimental number 763623, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas)Battalion, April 19,1916. He was 43, a labourer, living in Orillia, married to Rhoda Ann (nee Allen). Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1871, a son of William Rummerfield & Elizabeth Parsons.

RUTTER, John : regimental number 853228, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Forester) Battalion, May 4, 1916. He was 33, married, with 4 children, a Labourer, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in England in 1882, he immigrated to Canada in 1909 with his wife and 3 children, and settled in the Village of Atherley.

RYAN, John Patrick : regimental number 868199, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 29, 1916. He was single, 27, a farmer in Mara (Atherly). Born in Rama, in 1888, a son of John Ryan & Mary McGovern. While overseas he was transferred to the 116th Battalion. A grave marker in St. Columbkille’s cemetery, Uptergrove honours his service to our country.

ST. GERMAINE,( Barney) Bernard: regimental number 853116, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 2, 1916, the same day as his brother Owen. He was single, 17, a lumberman, living in Orillia. Born in Rama, in 1901, a son of Emma St. Germaine. He arrived in Britain May 14, 1917, and remained there until Nov. 22, 1918.

ST. GERMAINE, James: regimental number 853220 enlisted in the 177th(Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, April 26, 1916. He was 20, single, a labourer, living in Orillia. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of Emma St. Germaine

ST. GERMAINE, James Edward : regimental number 763636, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, April 25, 1916. He was single, 28, a Labourer, living in Rama. Born in Rama in 1888. He arrived in England May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion, in France, Nov. 16, 1917, where he remained until April 6, 1919.

ST. GERMAINE, Owen Oscar: regimental number 853123, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 2, 1916, the same day as his brother Barney. He was single, 21, a lumberman, living in Orillia. Born in Rama, in 1894, a son of Emma St. Germaine. He arrived in England May 14, 1917, and remained there until August 29, 1917, when he returned home.

SANTIMO, Andrew: regimental number 510458, enlisted in Toronto, December 6, 1915. He was 40, a blacksmith by trade, married. Born in Mara, in 1874, a son of John Santimo & Mary McDonald. Overseas he was a Driver, rank DVR.

SASH, John Walter : regimental number 868246, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 27, 1916. He was single, 19, a Labourer, living in Rama (Longford Mills). Born in England, in 1896, he immigrated to Canada in 1907, with his parents Ernest & Alice, who settled in Orillia, then Longford Mills. John spent six months with the 182nd, and in November 1917, he re-listed with the Welland Canal Force, in St. Catherines. His mother had relocated to Thorold.

SAWYER, Ben: regimental number 643968, enlisted in the 157th(Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, June 26, 1916, the same day as his brother Sylvester. He was single, 29, a labourer, living in Orillia, prior to that he was living in Rama, (per the 1911 census.) He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th, in France, March 20, 1917. where he remained until his injury on Aug. 24, 1917. The Sept. 6, 1917 Orillia Times reports Ben was injured. He never returned to active duty.

SAWYER, Sylvester: regimental number 643966, enlisted in the 157th(Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, June 26, 1916, the same day as his brother Ben. He was a resident of Rama.

SCOTT, Philip: regimental number 868152, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 17, 1916. He was 38, single, a stone mason, living in Mara (Brechin). He initially was used as a local Recruiter in Mara, then was transferred to Whitby. Born in Carden Twp., in 1878, a son of Francis Scott & Marie Guindon. Overseas he held the rank of Sapper (SPR).

SELL, John: regimental number 745470, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, October 11,1915. He was single, 19, a farm labourer, living in Mara (Gamebridge). Born in England in 1894, his next of kin remained in England.

SHEA, Peter: regimental number 745475, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, January 24, 1916. He was single, 18, working as a farm labourer in Rama (Rathburn).

SHILLING, Albert Leroy: regimental number 853096, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 26, 1916. He was single, 18, a labourer, living in Orillia. Born in 1897, in Rama, a son of Jeremiah Shilling & Mary Elliott. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion, in France, Sept. 14, 1917, where he remained until April 4, 1919.

SHILLING, Herbert : regimental number 763589, enlisted in the 122nd(Muskoka Overseas)Battalion, April 19, 1916. He was single, 18, a Labourer, living in Rama (Reserve). Born in 1898, in Rama, a son of Jeremiah Shilling & Mary Elliott.

SHILLING, James : regimental number 739293, enlisted in the 114th (Brock Rangers) Battalion, March 9, 1916. He was single, 26, a Labourer, living in Rama (Reserve). Born in Rama, in 1890, a son of Joe & Amy Shilling.

SIMCOE, Benjamin, MM: regimental number 642967, enlisted in the 157th(Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, January 20, 1916. (He was later transferred to the 177th.) He was 25, a labourer, living in Rama, married to Delina Agnes (nee Joe), a son of David Simcoe & Charlotte Taylor of Rama (Reserve). In France, he joined the 116th Battalion, and in 1918, he was awarded the Military Medal (MM), for bravery in the field. He is a brother of Wellington & William. The July 31, 1919, Orillia Times reports- Military Medal and Bar– Private Ben Simcoe, son of Mrs. David Simcoe, Rama Reserve, returned last week on the Regina. Private Simcoe rendered excellent service overseas in recognition of which he was awarded the Military Medal, and later the bar to it as well.

SIMCOE, Wellington : regimental number 868158, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 13, 1916. He was, 19, a labourer, living in Rama, he married Sara Victoria (nee Williams) in January 1916. Born in Rama (Reserve) in 1897, a son of David Simcoe & Charlotte Taylor. The November 1916, Packet & Times reports he was the first man from the Reserve, to reach the front line. Brother of Ben & William. Pte. Wellington Simcoe was wounded in the summer of 1917, and returned home in late August. 1917.

SIMCOE, William : regimental number 643965, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, June 28. 1916. He was single, 23, a labourer living in Orillia, formally of Rama. A son of David Simcoe & Charlotte Taylor, of Rama (Reserve). Brother of Ben & Wellington. He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th, in France, March 20, 1917, where he remained until Aug. 30, 1918.

SIMONDS, John Osman : regimental number 341868, enlisted in the 71st Battalion in St. Catherines, June 10th 1916. He was single, 23, a Lathe Hand. Born in Huntsville, Muskoka, the eldest child of Samuel Simonds & Elizabeth McDonald. He was raised in south Rama, where his parents farmed on Concession A, lot 6.

SMITH, Edward : regimental number 288534, enlisted April 18, 1916, in Winnipeg. He was single, 21, a teamster, by trade. Born in Rama (O’Connell), in 1895, a son of John Smith & Margaret Stephens. He lists his Uncle Z. Lepard, of Rathburn, as his next of kin.

SMITH, George Reginald : regimental number 868282, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, June 5, 1916. He was single, 17, a clerk, living in Gamebridge. Born in England in 1899, his next-of-kin remained in England.

SMITH, John Joseph : regimental number 868314, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, June 13, 1916. He was single, 18, a labourer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Toronto, in 1898, a son of John Smith & Genevive Sullivan, he lists his next-of-kin, his sister Mrs. Martin Cranley, of Brechin.

SMITH, William Erwin: regimental number 868155, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion April 11, 1916. He was single, 20, a farmer living in Mara, (Brechin). Born in Thorah, in 1895, a son of James Smith & Mary Jane Marshall.

SMITH, William “Bill” Harold : regimental number D. 3317535, was drafted November 6, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer living in Mara, (Brechin). Born in Peterbourgh County, in 1896, (surname was Jordan) he became a foster child of Gilbert & Elizabeth Smith, of Mara. In 1923 he married Hazel Fox, and was buried in Cobourg in 1975.

SNACHE, George Daniel : regimental number 763605, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion in Gravenhurst, April 20, 1916. He was single, 35, a labourer, living in Rama (Reserve). Born in Rama, in 1889, a son of Edward Snache & Fannie Sandy.

SNACHE, Norman : regimental number 763639, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, April 27, 1916. He was single, 23, a farmer, living in Rama (Reserve). Born in Rama, in 1892, a son of Edward Snache & Fannie Sandy

STEELE, Roger Edward : regimental number 3314066, was drafted January 10, 1918. He was single, 37, a lineman, living in Mara, (Atherley). Born in Mara, in 1891, a son of Donald Joseph Steele & Margaret Mary Cryan.

STINSON, Alfred : regimental number 763603, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, in Gravenhurst, April 20th, 1916, the same day as his brother Robert. He was 30, a labourer, living in Rama, married to Emma, (nee Gendron). Born in Rama, in 1885, a son of Jabez Stinson & Charolette. He and his brother Robert were Bandsman in the 122nd.

STINSON, Joseph: regimental number 763604, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas, in Gravenhurst, April 24, 1916. He was 33, a farmer in Rama, married to Victoria (nee Williams), son of Joseph Stinson & Elizabeth Vinson, of Rama (Reserve).

STINSON, Robert: regimental number 763604, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, in Gravenhurst, April 20th, 1916, the same day as his brother Alfred. He was single, 22, a labourer, living in Rama. Born in Rama, in 1893, a son of Jabez Stinson & Charolette. He and his brother Alfred were Bandsman in the 122nd.

STRACHAN, Francis : regimental number 868157, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 11, 1916. He was single, 23, a Railroad man, living in Brechin. Born in Carden Twp., in 1893, a son of William Strachan & Sarah Jane Reid.

STRANGER, Henry Gurney : regimental number 643961, enlisted in the 76th Battalion, March 23, 1916. He was single, 19, a mechanic living in Mara (Udney). Born in England, in 1897, his next-of-kin remained in England. The Toronto Star, Aug. 18, 1916, reports he was among 21 Invalided Soldiers who returned from overseas. Records indicate that 15 months later he was drafted back into the army.

STRATH, John : regimental number D3317245, was drafted January 8th 1918. he was single, 22, a farmer, living in Mara. Born in Mara (Uptergrove), in 1896, a son of John Strath & Mary Ann Beatty (Beattie).

SWEET, Sidney : regimental number 814629, enlisted in the 139th (Northumberland) Battalion, January 21, 1916. He was single, 36, a labourer, living in Trenton. Born in Rama (Rathburn) in 1880, a son of James L. Sweet, who was also living in Trenton, at the time.

TAYLOR, Joseph Leslie : regimental number D3311391, was drafted June 3, 1918. He was 22, a farmer, living in Mara (RR1, Atherley), in December 1917, he married Kathleen Stranger of Udney. Born in Rama (Sebright), in 1898, a son of Charles Taylor & Mary Jane Wright.

THOMSON, John : regimental number 136515, enlisted in the 37th Battalion, October 30, 1915. He was single,18, farming in Orangeville, formally of Gamebridge. Born in Scotland, in 1897, he was a son of John Thomson & Annie Robertson. After the war he returned to Mara, (Gamebridge), where he married Florence(nee Dixon) in 1919. He died in 1923, and a grave marker in the Gamebridge Cemetery commemorates his service to our country.

THORNTON, Peter Francis : regimental number 453701, enlisted August 18, 1915. He was single, 22, a drug clerk, living in Atherley. Born in Mara (Atherley) in 1893.

TREMBLE, Peter: regimental number 644679, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 1, 1916. He was single, 31, a Labourer, living in Waubaushene. Born in Rama, in 1885, a son of Barney Tremble .

TRENOUTH, Jeffrey Carrick : regimental number 658048, enlisted in the 162nd (Parry Sound) Battalion, in Sundridge, July 3, 1916. He was single, 26, a Bookkeeper, living in Nippissing. Born in Rama in 1890, a son of William J. Trenouth & Mary Carrick.

TYRRELL, Thomas : regimental number D 3317538, was drafted October 26, 1917. He was single, 23, a farmer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara, in 1894, a son of John Tyrrell & Bridget Murphy.

Van Norman, Raymond Benjamin : regimental number, 3317912, was drafted October 6, 1917, he was required to report to training camp in Oshawa, May 11, 1918. He was single, 21, a Still Man, living in Longford Mills. Born in 1896, in Bellville, his family has relocated to Longford Mills, prior to 1910. His parents were Raymond Benjamin Van Norman & Mary Duke

VYSE, George Thomas : regimental number 745499, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, January 24, 1916. He was single, 28, a farm labourer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara in 1888, a son of William Vyse & Margaret London. Brother to Richard & Stephen.

VYSE, Nelson : regimental number 3039876, was drafted May 13, 1913. He was 23, a farmer living in Mara(Gamebridge), and had just been married for one month, to Olive, (nee Ewart). Born in Mara, in 1895, a son of Oliver Vyse & Kate McRae.

VYSE, Richard Francis : regimental number 3317916, was drafted November 5, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer in Mara, (Udney). Born in Mara (Udney), in 1896, a son of William Vyse & Margaret London. Brother to George & Stephen.

VYSE, Stephen Guy M.M. : regimental number 745521, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, March 9, 1916. He was single, 36, a Stationery Engineer, living in Brechin. Born in Mara, in 1880, a son of William Vyse & Margaret London. Brother to George & Richard. While serving overseas, Pte. Vyse was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. He married his wife Edith Florance HART of England, in London England, in 1919. They returned to Canada, lived in Toronto, and they are buried in the Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton.

WALDRON, Jack Vincent : regimental number 348913, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (R.C.H.A.), March 10, 1916, in Toronto. He was single, 20, living on King St. in Toronto, with his mother, he was working at Woolworths. Born in Rama, (Fawn), in 1894, a son of the Rama Township Clerk, John Waldron, and Bridget Tahaney. Jack was a Gunner, and was wounded twice, first in August 1918, and the second time within two months in October 1918. Neither were serious wounds, however Jack was hospitalized in England in for a couple of weeks , while they tended to his second wound.

WALKER, Earl Hugh : regimental number 453673, enlisted in the 53rd Battalion, August 18, 1915. He was single, 19, a Plumber, living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1896, a son of Angus Walker & Elizabeth LaChapelle, a brother of Roy.

WALKER, Martin Thomas : regimental number 781300, enlisted in the 128th (Moose Jaw) Battalion, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, October 21, 1915. He was single, 32, a Woodsman. He had previously served four years in the United States Navy. Born in Mara (Millington) in 1883, a son of John Walker & Mary Gaughan. He left the service in April, 1916.

WALKER, Roy Stanislous : regimental number 453708, enlisted the same day as his brother, Earl, in the 53RD Battalion, August 18, 1915. He was single, 21, a Banker, living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1894, a son of Angus Walker & Elizabeth LaChapelle.

WARREN, D’Arcy Reginald : regimental number 853165, enlisted in the 177t (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 27, 1916. He was single, 19, a Bank Clerk, living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Gamebridge) in 1896, a son of William Reginald Warren & Elizabeth Yule. He joined the 19th Battalion in France on August 26, 1917. The Feb. 7, 1918, Orillia Times, reports ” Pte. Darcy Reginald Warren, son of Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Warren, formally of Atherley and Orillia is reported admitted to No. 5 Field Ambulance on January 24, with a gunshot wound in the left arm Pte. Warren, who was on staff of the Merchants’ Bank here, enlisted in the spring on 1916, with one of the local battalions. His father was caretaker at Fern Cottage for several years and now lives in Port Hope. ” Overseas he earned the rank of Lance Corporal.
In June 1922, he married, in Douglas Ontario, where he was working a Bank Clerk.

WARREN, Donald Cameron : regimental number D 3317540, was drafted October 26, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer, living in Mara. (Brechin). Born in 1896, in Beaverton, the family relocated to Mara, a son of James Bartose Warren & Jessie Jean Cameron. He held the rank of Lance Corporal, (LCP).

WARREN, Howard Wallace : regimental number 3036403, was drafted May 6, 1918, in Toronto. He was single, 21, a Bookkeeper, living in Toronto. Born in Mara, in 1896, a son of William R. Warren & Mary Wright. His next-of-kin (mother) was also living in Toronto at the time.

WARREN, Walter Augustus : regimental number 348247, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, in Kingston, November 1, 1915. He was single, 23, a Clerk. Born in Mara, in 1892, a twin child of John B. Warren & Mary Gertrude Gibson.

WATT, Randolph Churchill : regimental number 746469, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, March 30, 1916. He was single, a Farmer, living in Rama, (Sebright). Born in Rama,(Lonford Mills) in 1894, a son of Benjamin Watt & Elizabeth Stewart. The 1911 Rama census indicates he was a boarder with William Gaughan and family. Per the Feb. 7, 1918, Orillia Times- Sebright- ” Pte. Ran Watt has returned home from Whitby Hospital.”

WEATHERSTON, Robert Marr : regimental number 766075, enlisted in the 123rd Battalion, in Toronto, December 7, 1915. He was single, 21, a Machinist, living in Toronto. Born in 1894, in Scotland, his family settled in Rama, in the early 1900’s, a son of William Weatherston & Mary Marr. His name appears in the Nov. 14, 1917, Toronto Star, Infantry, wounded list.

WEESE, Douglas Lorne : regimental number 839035, enlisted in the 147th (Grey Overseas) Battalion, march 8, 1916. He was single, 20, a Bank Clerk, living in Flesterton. Born in Zephyr, in 1895, he was raised in Mara (Gamebridge) con. 3, lot 5, a son of William Otis Weese & Margaret Vale. His next of kin(mother) remained in Mara.

WHETTER, Thomas Wesley Hicks : regimental number 745520, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, March 6, 1916. He was single, 21, a farm labourer, living in Mara, (Brechin). Born in England, in 1895, his next-of-kin remained in England.

WHITNEY, Charles Lawrence : regimental number 113632, enlisted in Toronto August 5, 1915. He was single, 23, a clerk. Born in Mara (Atherley), in 1892, a son of Charles Lawrence Whitney & Mary Elizabeth Oldreive. He held the rank of Captain (CPT). Brother of Edgar.

WHITNEY, Edgar Harold : regimental number 3275611, was drafted June 4, 1918. he was single, 21, a clerk, living in Orillia. Born in Mara (Atherley) in 1896, a son of Charles Lawrence Whitney & Mary Elizabeth Oldreive. Brother of Charles.

WHITNEY, Ralph Leeming : regimental number 228246, enlisted in Toronto in the 201st (Toronto Light Infantry) Battalion, March 26, 1916. (He was later transferred to the 198th (Canadian Buffs) Battalion.) A single student, 22, living in Toronto. Born in Mara (Atherley), in 1894, a son of William H Whitney & Gertrude Hager. He held the rank of CDT, (Cadet in Training.)

WHITNEY, Orloff Nicholls : regiment number 3038058, was drafted October 12, 1917. He was single, 27, a machinist, living in Orillia. Born in Mara, (Atherley) in 1889, a son of George Whitney & Hester Ann Nicholls. The 10 Oct. 1918, Times reports ” Mrs. Hester Whitney received word his week that her son Pte. Orloff Nichols Whitney had been to number 54 General Hospital Anhengue on September 29 with a gunshot wound in the right leg.”– the April 24, 1919 Orillia Times reports “Lance Corporal O.N. Whitney M.M. has returned from overseas, and has been visiting at his home, 199 Nottawsaga St., for the past two weeks. He left Canada with the 1st C.O.R. and was later transferred to the 4th Battalion before going to France. He was wounded with shrapnel in three places on September 27, which kept him in the hospital for five months, but he has completely recovered from his wounds and is looking and feeling in the best of health. He received the Military Medal for rescuing wounded companions from No Man’s Land, under heavy shell fire at Cambrai, September 3. Lance Corporal Whitney has left for Toronto to resume his old position.”

WILKINSON, Garfield Edwin : regimental number 853163, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Feb. 23, 1916. He was single, 18, a Painter, but was working in the Munition plant in Orillia. Born in Saintfield, Reach Twp., Dec. 14, 1897, a son of Jonathan Wilkinson & Mary Ellen Dobson, who had reloacted to Mara (Atherly), sometime after 1911. He joined the 19th Battalion in France on August 26, 1917 The Feb. 7, 1918, Orillia Times reports ” Pte. Garfield Edwin Wilkinson, son of Mr. John Wilkinson, Atherley, who was wounded in December, is reported seriously ill at the 6th British Red Cross Hospital, Etaples, on January 29, 1918.” – The June 20, 1918, Orillia Times reports- “Pte. Garfield Wilkinson, arrived in Toronto on Sunday, June 16, and is feeling fine after the trip. Pte. Wilkinson is now in the Davisville Avenue Military Convalescent Hospital, Ward A3, Toronto.”

WILKINSON, William Bracken : regimental number 868190, enlisted in the 182nd(Ontario County) Battalion, April 19, 1916, in Brechin. He was 45, single, a Labourer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in England in 1871, where his next-of-kin remained. He initially was a recruiter in the Brechin area.

WILLIAMS, Herbert Wellington : regimental number 643993, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, January 26, 1916. He was single, 25, a labourer, living in Rama. Born in Rama (Reserve) in 1894, a son of Thomas Williams, & Sophia Lute. Records indicate he married, Annie Austin of Rama (Reserve), in September 1916, prior to going overseas. He arrived in England, Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th in France, March 20, 1917, where he remained until Aug. 29, 1917.

WILLIAMS, John Howard : regimental number 452045, enlisted in the 58th (Central Ontario) Battalion, August 10, 1915. He was single, 20, a Grocery Clerk, living in Midland. Born in Rama (Longford Mills), in 1895, a son of George Williams & Mary Anne Ellis. His next-of- kin (father) also resided in Midland at the time.

WILLIAMS, Levi : regimental number 763638, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka O.S.) Battalion, April 27, 1916. He was single, a labourer, living in Rama. The Attestation papers record his year of birth as 1899, however his birth registration reads 1901, so he had just reached 15 when he enlisted. Born in Rama, in 1901, a son of Alfred Williams & Louisa Nott.

WISEMAN, William John : regimental number 408555, enlisted in the 37th Battalion, June 8, 1915. He was 30, a labourer, living in Longford Mills, married to Sadie, (nee Flowers ) and a father. Born in Orillia, in 1885, a son of John Wiseman & Catherine Rogers. His Attestion paper is stamped– Invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.

WRGHT, John Edward: regiment number 3311412, was drafted June 3, 1918. He was single, a farmer living in Mara, (Atherley). Born in Mara, in 1897, a son of John O. Wright & Sara Jane Lucas.

WRIGHT, William John : regimental number 3038488, was drafted November 10, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer, living in Mara (Udney). Born in Mara, in 1896, a son of William Gainor Wright & Maria Elizabeth Warren. He held the rank of Corporal (CPL).

WOODWARD, James Roscoe : regimental number 745501, enlisted in the 116TH (Ontario County) Battalion, November 16, 1915. He was single, 18, a Stone Mason, living in Mara (Gamebridge). Born in Victoria County, in 1897, a son of Wilmont Woodward & Maude Richardson.

YORK, Frank : regimental number 853506, enlisted in the 177th Battalion, June 3, 1916. He was single,19, a labourer, living in Rama (Reserve), a son of Peter York.

YORK, Isaac Almer : regimental number 868410, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario Count) Battalion, November 8, 1916. He was single, 17, a farm labourer, living in Rama (Reserve), a son of James York. The Nov. 4, 1918, Toronto Star, reports Isaac as a Prisoner of War, while with the116th Bn., August 12, 1918. He was released by the Germans, January 14, 1919, and discharged in Toronto, March 27, 1919. He died Sept. 2, 1968, at the age of 69

YORK, Thomas : regimental number 142337, enlisted in the 76th Battalion, September 24, 1915. He was married, 23, a Trapper, in Rama. Records indicate he was Invalided to Canada for further medical treatment, from the Canadian Military Hospital, Bramshott , England.

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‘they came to Mara’ – published 1993, ISBN 0 -9697961-0-2
Reflections of the Past- the story of Rama Township ISBN: 0-9694088-0-3
Orillia Packet– 1914-1918
Orillia Times–1914-1918
The Toronto Star– Pages of the Past- 1914-1918
Church history accounts- from Undey United, St. Columbkille’s. St. Andrews, available on Ramarahistoriacalsociety.net
The 116th Battalion in France, by the Adjutant, 1921–reprinted by CEF Books

 

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Frances Laver
Lisa Burke
Fred Lamb
Mike Crosby


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