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The following are the names of World War I Veterans, (A to L) 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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ADAMS, Lorne Elwood: regimental number 3110829, was drafted 10 June 1918. He was single, 21, a Farmer, living in Orillia. Born in Rama (Sebright) in 1897, a son of Charles Adams & Sarah Jane Southern, who farmed on Con E, Lot 19. The October 24, 1918, Orillia Times reports ” Mr. Charles Adams, Sebright, received word this week that, Pte. Lorne Adams of the services was dangerously ill. He had been admitted to No. 14 General Hospital, Eastbourne on October 10, suffering from lobar pneumonia.– a week later they report he is now out of danger.

ADAMS, Mary Livonia, Nursing Sister (NS): enlisted April 7, 1915, single,33, a Nurse, living in Orillia. She was raised in Rama, Longford Mills, a daughter of John Adams & Jane McPherson, and went by Livonia. She was a Nurse in several Military Hospitals in England, and after three and a half years, returned to Longford Mills in January 1919.

ALLEWELL, Charles E. J., regimental number D3317696, was drafted October 6, 1917, he was single, a farmer, living in Mara, (Uptergrove),con 8, lot22. Born in Alderman, ON, son of William Allewell & Emma Jane George.

ALLEWELL, George Harold : regimental number 643128, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 21, 1916. He was single, 24, a Farmer. Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1892, a son of William Allewell & Emma Jane George, brother to Charles. He arrived in England Oct. 28, 1916 and remained there until May 7, 1919.

ANDERSON, Hiram: regimental number 3317175, was drafted November 9, 1917. He was single, a labourer, living in Longford Mills. Private Anderson was born in 1897 in Rama (Reserve), son of John Anderson & Elizabeth Ann York.

ANDERSON, Moses : regimental number 643823, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, June 24, 1916. He was 33, a labourer, living in Rama (Reserve), and married to Elizabeth nee Benson. Born in the Hiawatha Reserve in Peterborough, he was raised in Rama, a son of Charles Anderson & Mary Muskrat.

BELL, Bruce : regimental number 3352916, was drafted June 28, 1918, in Saskatchewan. He was single, 21, a farmer living in Glendhow, SK. Born in Rama, con. K, lot 22, in 1896, a son of William Bell & Janet Lock, who remained in Rama.

BENSON, Frederick : regimental number 853092, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 25, 1916. He was married, 38, a labourer, living in Rama (Reserve). A son of James Benson, born in 1878, in Rama (Reserve). He was Bandsman. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and remained there until Sept. 19, 1917. The Aug. 16, 1917 edition of the Orillia Times, reports ” Official notice has been received here that Pte. Fred Benson, who was with the 177th Batt. and shortly after proceeding overseas he took a stroke, will return home.”

BENSON, Wilfred Clarence: regimental number 868160, enlisted April 13, 1916, in the 182nd. (Ontario County) Battalion and was later transferred to the 116th. He was single, 23, born in Rama, in 1893.

BETHUNE, Donald Alex: regimental number 763355- enlisted in the 122nd(Muskoka Oversaes) Battalion, May 1916, in Bracebridge, he was 31, married to Elizabeth (nee Rutherford), working in the Roller tannery. Private Bethune was born in Rama in 1885, a son of John Bethune & Catherine McDonald.

BETHUNE, Lawrence (Lorne) Hugh : regimental number 868231, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 11, 1916, later transferred to the 116th. He was single, 18, a labourer, living in Rama near Washago. Born in Duluth Minnesota, in 1998, a son of Daniel A. Bethune & Mary Kennedy, by 1911 the family had returned to Rama, where they remained.

BINNIE, David Barkley : regimental number 763809, enlisted in the 122nd. (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion. He was 38, married to Elizabeth McAuley, of Longford, with 4 children, living in Rama (Longford Mills) Front range, lot 12.

BLACK, John Neil: regimental number 745330, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, January 3, 1916. He was single, 19, an Undertaker. Born in Maraposa Twp. in 1896, a son of Undertaker Neil Black in Beaverton, & Ada Hall.

BLACK, Richard Godfrey: regimental number 853091, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, Feb. 16, 1916. He was single, 29, a farmer in Mara (Atherly)con. 10, lot29. Son of Thomas Brett Black & Mary Anne Marshall. He joined the 4th Battalion, in France, on September 6, 1917. He was wounded in the right hand on September 20, 1918, and admitted to No. 32 State Hospital, Winereaux.–the January 4, 1919 Orillia Times reports- Everyone was surprised and glad to see Mr. Godfrey Black home again after being in France with the 157th Battalion. He has been wounded and gassed but is now looking fine. He is the first Atherley boy to return home.– Private Black also enlisted in WW II, he died while in the service in 1942. His brother Thomas was killed in action in 1917.

BODDY, Daniel Holmes : regimental number 138758, enlisted in the 76th Battalion, September 13, 1915. He was 34, a Teamster & Labourer, living in Toronto, married to Anne Galloway, of Toronto. Born in Mara (Point Mara) in 1881, a son of William John Boddy & Ellen Holmes.

BODY,(sic- Boddy) Charles: regimental number, 745624, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, Feb. 24, 1916. He was living in Myrtle, a farmer, single, age 38. Private Body was born 15 April 1887 in Mara, a son William John Boddy and Ellen Holmes– he signed his papers ‘Body’ rather than Boddy. This was his second time enlisting, in Junuary 1915, he had enlisted in the 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, after 3 months he requested and was granted a discharge.

BOYLE, John Patrick: regimental number 644747, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Forester) Battalion, Feb. 5, 1916. He was living in Midland, single, 22, a labourer. Private Boyle was born in Mara (Brechin) in 1892 a son of Patrick Boyle & Mary Ellen O’Boyle.

BRANCH, Charles William: regimental number- 868159, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 11, 1916. at the age of 15 years, 10 months. He was a labourer, living in Atherley. Private Branch was born in England, in 1900, his family immigrated to Canada in 1906, they settled in Atherley, con.11, lot 30. His parents were John Branch & Alice Amelia Madden. His father enlisted 9 days, after Charles enlisted. Charles was transferred to the Royal Navy. —March 27, 1919- Orillia Times– Mr. W. Branch has just returned from the West Indies where he was a sailor in the British Navy.

BRANCH John : regiment number 868186, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 20, 1916, just nine days after his son enlisted. Private Branch was born in England in 1875, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1906, settling in Mara (Atherley), con. 10, lot 30. He was married to Alice Amelia (nee Madden) and had 4 children, including Charles William, who also enlisted just short of his 16 birthday.

BROWN, William Christopher Stanley: regimental number, D.3317484, was drafted October 27, 1917. He was single, a farmer, living in Mara(Brechin). Private Brown, was born in Mara (Udney) in 1896,con 6, lot 9. A son of Robert Brown & Mary Ann St. John.

BRUNDIGE, Arthur Smith : regimental number 2005701, enlisted in Saskatchewan, in the Canadian Engineers Training Depot, March 8, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer living in Harlan, SK. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of John William Brundige & Charlotte Brown Oxby, a brother of John. The Brundige family had moved from Rama to Saskatchewan in the early 1900’s. –He held the rank of Sapper.

BRUNDIGE, John McQueen : regimental number 277153,was drafted in Saskatchewan, June 6, 1918. He was single, a farmer living in Lloydminster Saskatchewan. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of John William Brundige & Charlotte Brown Oxby, the family had relocated to Saskatchewan in the early 1900’s.

BULL, Isaac: regimental number 268518, was drafted into Army, Dec. 11, 1917, in Saskatoon. He was born in the Rathburn area of Rama Township, March 25, 1894, a son of Arthur Bull and Jemmina Lank. About 1915 he moved west along with his father and step mother and some of his siblings. He was a farmer in Luseland, Saskatchewan when he was drafted, 23 years old, 5′ 5″ tall, with a dark complexion and dark hair.

BURGESS, George Dawson : regimental number 201131, enlisted in the 95th Battalion, October 27, 1915. He was single, 27, a Lumberman. Born in North Orillia Twp., in 1888, a son of James Burgess & Elizabeth Byers , who had relocated to Mara, and farmed on the 7th Concession, lot 19. The Feb. 1, 1917, Orillia Times reports- Pte. Geo. D. Burgess, lost his right arm and suffered a head wound, then was taken prisoner. He wrote home to his parents in Atherley, using his left hand, from Whan, Germany. USA border crossing records in 1936, describe him as ‘right arm missing from shoulder’ and he lists his previous address as the Whitby Ontario Hospital. — He is a brother of James.

BURGESS, James : regimental number 643831, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, January 28, 1916. He was single, 22, a Farmer. Born in North Orillia Twp., in 1894, a son of James Burgess & Elizabeth Byers , who had relocated to Mara, and farmed on the 7th Concession, lot 19. He arrived in England Oct. 28. 1916, and went to France Feb. 11, 1917 to join the 116th. Battalion, he remained there until April 16, 1917.

BYERS, George Leslie: regiHe arrived in England Oct. 28. 1916, and went to France Feb. 11, 1917 to join the 116th. Battalion, he remained there until April 16, 1917.mental number D. 3317624, was drafted October 17, 1917. He was living in Mara (Atherley) age 21, single, a farmer. Born in 1895, in Durham County, his family relocated to con. 10. lot 28 of Mara, son of John Byers & Maria McKnight.

CADE, James Alexander : regimental number 238190, enlisted in Toronto, in the 204th (Toronto Beaver) Battalion, November 15, 1916. He was 27, a Coal Heaver, in Toronto, married to Maria Miltida (nee Saliors). Born in Rama, in 1890, a son of Milner Cade & Mary Ann Sheppard. Following Milner’s death in 1902, the Cade family, moved from Rama to Toronto. Brother of Henry, John & Milner Jr. who all served overseas.

CADE, Henry : regimental number 405738, enlisted in Toronto, in the 35th Battalion, June 15, 1915. He was 29, a labourer living in Toronto, & married. Born in Orillia, in 1886, a son of Milner Cade & Mary Ann Sheppard. He lived in Rama in the 1890’s. Following Milner’s death in 1902, the Cade family, moved from Rama to Toronto. Brother of James, John & Milner Jr. who all served overseas.

CADE, John: regimental number 139539, enlisted in the 75th Battalion, in Toronto, July 13,1915. He was single, a driver living in Toronto. Born in Orillia, in 1884, a son of Milner Cade & Mary Ann Sheppard. In the 1890’s he lived in Rama. Following Milner’s death in 1902, the Cade family, moved from Rama to Toronto. Brother of James, John & Milner Jr. who all served overseas.

CADE, Milner : regimental number 800179, enlisted in the 134th (48th Highlanders) Battalion, February 15, 1916. He was 27, a cook, living in Toronto. He married Bella Fox of Barrie, May 17, 1915. Born in Orillia, in 1888 a son of Milner Cade & Mary Ann Sheppard. He lived in Rama in the 1890’s. Following Milner Sr’s death in 1902, the Cade family, moved from Rama to Toronto. Brother of James, John & Henry, who all served overseas.

CANNING, Harvey: regimental number 746202, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 24, 1915. He was single, 18, a Student , living in Rama (Sebright). Born in 1897, a son of James Canning & Mary Jane Foster. He returned home in late March, 1919.

CARMICHAEL, James: regimental number775249. enlisted in the 126th overseas battery, December 9, 1915. He was single, 31, a labourer living in Toronto. James was born in Thorah Twp., 24 April 1884, a son of Duncan Carmichael and Ann McMillan. After his father’s death in 1892, his mother married the widower Duncan McDonald of Sebright. James lived in Rama for over 15 years. When he enlisted, he indicates his mother Mrs. Duncan McDonald, of Sebright, is his next of kin.

CARMICHAEL, William: regimental number- D3317487, was drafted April , 1917. He was single, age 19, a farmer living in Beaverton. Private Carmichael was born in Mara (Brechin) in 1898, a son of Duncan Carmichael & Isabella McDonald.

CARTWRIGHT, George : regimental number 3108919, was drafted May 6, 1918. He was single, a Railroad worker, living in Rama (Washago). On June 1918, he married Ellen (nee Davey) of Housey Rapids. Born in Rama, (Longford Mills), in 1895, a son of Thomas Cartwright & Caroline Johnson, his parents died when he was young, he was later adopted by Mr. & Mrs. John Agnew of Rama. George’s brother Lionel, died November 6, 1917, in Belgium, and his brother Norman also served in the CEF.

CARTWRIGHT, Norman : regimental number 853377, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, May 15, 1916. He was single, 17, a Labourer. Born in Rama, (Cooper Falls), in 1898, a son of Thomas Cartwright & Caroline Johnson, his parents died when he was young, in 1902, he was adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Artimus Grigg, of Rama. Norman’s brother Lionel, died November 6, 1917, in Belgium, and his brother George also served in the CEF. The June 12, 1919, Orillia Times reports- Corp. Cartwright in Hospital- “Lance Corporal N. Cartwright, of Washago, is in the General Hospital where he underwent an operation last Thursday for the extraction of a piece of bullet from his left arm. Lance Corp. Cartwright enlisted in Waubaushene in May 1916, with the 177th and later transferred to the 4th Battalion. He was wounded on September 2, 1918, and invalided home some time ago.”

CARRICK, John Jeffery: regimental number, 868163, on April 3, 1916 he enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, later transferred to the 116th. Private Carrick was born in Rama, in 1894, a son of John Carrick & Mary Ann McDaniel. His brother Ernest Nelson, died from battlefield wounds.

CARRICK, Nathanial: regimental number 710186, enlisted in the 104th (New Brunswick) Battalion, April 18, 1916. he was single, 21, a Millman, living in Blair, New Brunswick. Born in Rama, in 1895, he was the eldest son of John Thomas Carrick & Jessie McGregor, of the 7th Con. Rama, (Fawkham). His next-of-kin, (mother) remained in Rama. He was a brother of John Thomas, who was K.I.A. After the war, Nathan returned to Rama, he married Agnes MacDonald, and they raised 11 children in Rama.

CARSON, Wilfred John: regimental number 490870, enlisted in the University of Toronto Training Co. Sept. 11, 1916. He was single, 19, a banker, living in Mara, (Gamebridge). Private Carson was born in Moonstone, in 1896, a son of Adam Carson & Elizabeth Brook, who had relocated to Gamebridge. While overseas he earned the rank of Lieutenant. The September 1920, Orillia Times, reports after the war he remained in England for some time then travelled extensively, including a trip to Egypt, before he returned home in August 1920.

CHARLES, Herbert: regimental number 763591, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, on April 19, 1916. He was single, 19, living in Longford as a labourer. Private Charles was born on Georgina Island, in 1897, a son of George & Emma Charles.

CLARKE, George Patrick: regimental number 820528, George was 34, living in Fort Frances, working as a labourer, when he enlisted in the 141st.(Border) Battalion, April 6, 1916. Private Clarke was born November 1, 1882, in Mara, con. 8, lot 21, a son of George Clarke & Annie Doyle, who remained in Uptergrove. He left the service, in 1916.

CLARKE, Jerry (Jeremiah): regiment number 3034281, was drafted November 21, 1917. He was 19, single living in Mara (Atherley), a farmer. Born in Mara (Udney) con. 10, lot 13, in 1898, a son of Phillip Clarke & Mary Ellen O’Donnell.

CLARKE, Michael George : regimental number 211142, enlisted in the 98th Battalion, ( Lincoln & Welland Regt.), March 25th, 1916, in Welland, Ontario. He was single, 25, a Machinist’s helper, living in Welland. Born in Mara, 2 May 1889, a son of John Clarke & Mary Laughran. His grave marker in St. Columbkille’s Cemetery, reads ” Michael Clarke/98th Btn. /1889-1957″

CLARKE, Patrick Francis: regimental number 3317625, was drafted May 8, 1918. He was single, a Farmer, living in Uptergove. Born in Mara (Uptergrove), in 1895, a son of Patrick Clarke & Margaret Ann Boulton.

CLARKE, Vernon Lealy : regimental number 745339, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 21, 1915. He was single, 23, a Clerk, working in his family’s Hardware Store, in Brechin. Born in Orillia, in 1892, a son of Charles William Clarke & Daisy Dean Leake. His brother Milton was killed in action.

CLEAVELEY, Albert: regimental number 453679, enlisted in the 58th(Central Ontario) Battalion, August 27, 1915. He was single, 26, a farmer. Private Cleavely was born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1889, a son of George Cleavely & Fanny Dockrill. The October 26, 1916, Orillia Times reports, Albert was admitted Oct. 9, to No. 1, Australian Hospital at Romen, France, with wounds in his shoulder and foot. See his letter, from the front line- in the Veterans Section of this website.

CLEAVELEY, Joseph Ephraim : regimental number 2024236, was drafted June 17, 1918. He was single, 30, a Miner, in Blackpool, British Columbia. Born in Rama (O’Connell) in 1885, a son of George Cleaveley & Fanny Dockrill. Brother of Albert.

CLEGG, Thomas Edward: regimental number 778389, was living in Longford Mills when he enlisted. Born in 1894, a son of James Clegg & Mary Bertha Mitchell. Overseas he earned the rank of Corporal.

COLBURN, William : regimental number 1051164, enlisted in the 243rd. Battalion, 11 December, 1916, in Saskatoon. He was single, 28, a labourer. Born in Cooper’s Falls in 1888, his mother Fannie Crawford, was living in O’Connell. An October, 1918 edition of the Orillia Times, reports his mother received notification that William was admitted on Sept. 5, to the Sixth Convalescent Depot, Estaples, France, with gunshot wound in knee.

COLE, John Percival : regimental number 3112560, was drafted October 25, 1918. He was single, 21, a Bookkeeper, living in Hamilton. Born in Mara (Udney), in 1897, a son of John James Cole, & Celeste Elizabeth Gray, his next-of-kin (father) was living in Oakville, at the time.

COLE, George Allen : regimental number 868173, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 24th 1916. He was single, 14, he claimed he was born in 1899, but actually he was born in 1901. He was 5′ 3″ tall. Born in Mara (Udney), a son of John James Cole, & Celeste Elizabeth Gray. On his return to Canada he worked for the Grand Trunk Railroad, and was killed while working on the Railway bridge in Athereley, March 27, 1920, and is laid to rest in the Athereley Union Cemetery

COOKE, William Howard: regimental number 724210, enlisted in the 109th (Victoria Haliburton) Battalion, April 1, 1916. He was single, 23, a basket maker living in Coboconk. Private Cooke was born in 1893, in Mara (Brechin), son of John Cook & Elizabeth Ann Tiffin.

COOPER, Gordon : regimental number 868315, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, June 13, 1916. He was single, a Farmer, living in Cooper’s Falls. Born in Dalton Twp. in 1900, a son of Arthur Cooper & Drusillia Maria Harrison.

COOPER, Oliver Horace : regimental number D 3110395, was drafted June 6, 1918. He was single, 28, a farmer in Rama (Washago). Born in Rama in 1889, a son of Albert L. Cooper & Christina Nash.

CORCORAN, Stephen: regimental number 3033714, was drafted in October 1917. He was single, 28, a labourer, living in RR# 4, Orillia. Private Corcoran, was born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1889, a son of Patrick Corcoran & Mary Ryan.

CORRIGAN- Henry Joseph: was drafted in the US Army, in 1918, at the age of 45. He was married with seven children, a logger, working for the National Lumber Co., in Centralia, Washington State. He was of medium height, medium build, blue eyes, and light hair. A son of William Corrigan and Mary McCann, he was born in Mara Twp., in 1872.
In the early 1880’s the family had relocated to the mid-western USA.

COSGRAVE,(COSGROVE?) Michael James: regimental number 862745, enlisted in the 180th (Sportsman) Battalion, February 28, 1916. He was living in Toronto, 34, a presser, married to Minnie (nee Moore). Private Cosgrave, was born in Rama, in 1882, a son of James Cosgrave & Mary Healey.

COWIE, Donald McLean: regimental number 868431, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, January 3, 1917. He was 20, single, engaged as a farmer in the Brechin region of Mara. Born in Eldon Twp. Victoria Co., in 1896, a son of Joseph Cowie & Katie McLean.

COWIE, John Alexander: regimental number 745345, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, December 16, 1915. He was single, living in Mara (Brechin),working as a farmer. Private Cowie was born in 1892, in Mara, a son of Thomas Cowie & Jane McDonald. His name is included in November 17, 1917, Infantry, wounded list, published by the Toronto Star.

CRANLEY, Martin: regimental number, 868161, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April, 13, 1916. He was living in Mara (Brechin) working as a ‘section man’, age 32, married to Isabella nee Smith of Mara. Records indicate he re-enlisted regimental number 2250585, in May of 1917.

CROSBY, (Gabe) Michael Gabriel : regiment number 3831795, was drafted January 3, 1918. He was single, 22, a Locomotive Engineman, living in Mara ( Brechin). Born in Mara, on the 7th Con. in 1896, a son of Michael Crosby & Susan Corrigan.

DACK, William Robert :regimental number 3317493, drafted Oct. 22, 1917. He was single, 20, a farmer, in RR#2, Brechin. Born in Carden Twp., in 1897, a son of William Dack & Charlotte Jane Eastcott.

DIQUE, Prospar M.M. : regimental number, 745354, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County), November 22, 1915: He was living in Mara (Uptergrove), working as a farmer, born in France in 1891, he lists his friend Patrick Mulvihill as his contact. From the Orillia Times, July 11, 1918. AWARDED MILITARY MEDAL– Corporal Prosper Digue, of Uptergrove, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, on Friday June 28, Mrs. P.J. Mulvihill was presented with the medal, at Toronto, by the Lieutenant -Governor of Ontario , His Honor Lieut.-Colonel Sir John Hendrie. K.C.M.G., C.V.O. Corporal Digue had lived with Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Mulvihill, Uptergrove, for five years, and on November 22, 1915, enlisted with the 116th Battalion, Ontario County. He went to France with a draft to the 2nd Canadian Infantry in November, 1916. The following January he was laid up with trench fever and had to be sent to England. He subsequently returned to the trenches, however , and on April 30, of this year, was returned again to England having been gassed. He is still under treatment in the Old Country, but will doubtless be unfit for further active services. Corp. Digue was a great shot and had won prizes in both England and France for expert shooting. He was, therefore, well qualified as a sniper. in which capacity he won the Military Medal. in this special instance he was sent on a sniping expedition, with two others, being told at the outset that the post was a dangerous one. The enemy had repeatedly picked off the men who had been sent forward, so they warned to take unusual care. Corp. Digue lost both his companions on this trip, one being killed and the other wounded, but he was enabled to get a line in the enemy post through observation of their fire, and he soon picked off the enemy snipers. Corporal Dique is only 23 years of age, and has no relatives living.

DOHERTY, George Louis: regimental number 2125120, enlisted in No. 2, section skilled railway employ, February 14, 1917. He was a Locomotive Engineer, 27, living in Allendale, married to Ruth Beatrice (nee Smith), formally of Midland. He was born in Mara (Atherley) in 1890, a son of John Joseph Doherty & Ellen Newman Boulton. He held the rank of Sapper (SPR)

DOLAN, James J.: Lieutenant Dolan, with the 180th (Sportsman) Battalion, enlisted February 19, 1916, in Toronto. He was an accountant, and had previously served in the Cadet Corps, 36th Peel Regiment. James was born in Mara, (Uptergrove) and was a son of Patrick Joseph Dolan & Mary Jane Clarke. He went overseas Feb. 5, 1917, and went to France in January, 1918. He had been in the trenches for seven months when he was admitted August 9, 1918, to the 8th General Hospital, Rouen, France suffering from gunshot wounds in the right arm. He lost his brother William, at Ypres.

DONNELLY, Alexander Joseph : regimental number D3034065, drafted February 7, 1918. He was single, 25, a law student, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara in 1893, a son of Michael Donnelly & Elizabeth St. Amant. Brother of Thomas & Frank

DONNELLY, Frank: regimental number 3205805, was drafted in Calgary, January 11, 1918. He was single, 26, a Bookkeeper, living in Lacombe, Alberta. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1891, a son of Michael Donnelly & Elizabeth St. Amant. Brother of Thomas & Alex.

DONNELLY, Thomas Joseph : regimental number 9189. Records indicate he showed up directly at the Valcartier training camp, and considered fit for the CEF on August 29, 1914. He was assigned to the 1st Division, 3rd Battalion, part of the first contingent. He was single, 19, and had his own business as a Plummer, in Toronto. Born and raised in Mara, ( 1895), a son of Michael Donnelly & Elizabeth St. Amant. The Toronto Star article, of May 17, 1915, reports he is missing, later it was learned that Private Donnelly was a prisoner of war. He was released, by the Gremans, December 12, 1918, and discharged from the army, May 14, 1919. He returned to Mara, where he was a Hardware Store clerk, he married Margaret Desmond, in 1921, and they soon afterwards relocated to Detroit. He died in Windsor, March 16, 1968, at the age of 72.

DONNELLY, Peter : regimental number 868205, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 3, 1916. He was single, 41, a labourer, living Brechin. Peter was born in Mara, in 1875, a son of John Donnelly & Mathilda Guinon, he was an Uncle of Alex, Frank & Thomas Donnelly.

DOOLITTLE, Robert Edmond: regimental number 868183, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 19, 1916. He was single, 29, living in Mara (Atherley), con. 11, lot 29, a farmer’s son. Born in Morrison Twp, in 1887, the family relocated to the Atherly area of Mara, in the 1890’s, he was a son of Smith Doolittle & Marhta Jane McMaster.

DOUGLAS, Alexander Joseph: enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, May 1, 1916. He was 40, married, living in Rama, as a labourer, born in Rama in 1876. He joined the 19th Battalion in France on August 26, 1917. The Dec. 27, 1917, Orillia Times reports A. Douglas was among three local soldier who returned home via New York.

DUFFETT, Irwin Stanley : regimental number 225052, enlisted in the Haileybury Forestry Draft, May 2, 1917. He was married, living in Haileybury, working as a baggage-man. Born in Mara (Atherley) a son of Albert Henry Duffett & Margaret Adam. While overseas he earned the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant.

DUFFY, Charles Edward: regimental number 2250507, enlisted in the Sudbury Forestry Draft, March 16, 1917. He was single, 43, a bushman, living in Sudbury. Two years later he enlisted again, May 5, 1919, in Vancouver, where he was working as a Seaman. It appears he was rejected in Sudbury due to corns. Charles was born in Rama, (O’Connell) in 1874, a son of Francis Duffy & Ellen Norris.

DUNLOP, Robert Finley: regimental number 823478, enlisted in the 142nd (London’s Own) Battalion, January 5, 1916. He was single, 23, living in Lambeth, a structural iron worker. Private Dunlop, was born Rama, son of Robert Wilson Charles Dunlop & Violet Jane McNabb.

EDWARDS, Ernest Harold: regimental number 800101, enlisted in the 134th (48th Highlanders) Battalion, February 11, 1916. He was 19, a Driver, living in Toronto, married to Amy nee martin of Toronto. Born in Washago, his family resided in Rama (Longford) Front Range , lot 23, a son of Edward Edwards & Alice Lina Howe. His brother Percy was K.I.A. Sept. 15, 1916, his brother Roy also served in the CEF

EDWARDS, Roy : regimental number 643876, enlisted in the 157th(Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, January 26, 1916, the same day as his twin brother Percy. He was 19, a Machinist, living in Orillia. He married Ada Bell of Hamilton/Toronto, in April 1916. Born in Washago, his family resided in Rama (Longford) Front Range , lot 23, a son of Edward Edwards & Alice Lina Howe. His brother Percy was K.I.A. Sept. 15, 1916, his brother Ernest also served in the CEF.

EGAN, Kenneth Thomas: regimental number D 3317498, was drafted November 3, 1917. He was single, 20, a farmer in Mara (Brechin). Private Egan, was born in Mara (Brechin) in 1897, a son of Thomas Egan & Catherine McLean.

ELDER, Gordon William: regimental number 799231, enlisted in the 184th (48th Highlanders) Battalion, December 17, 1915. He was 23, married (but separated), a driver, living in Toronto. Lance Corporal Elder, a son of David Wilson Elder & Mary Ellen Johnston, was born in Mara, con. 12, lot 17. in 1892. The Nov. 15, 1917, Orillia Times, reports “Pte. Gordon William Elder, Rathburn, brother of Mr. Wilson Elder, of the Orillia Hardware Co., is reported suffering from shell gas, on Nov. 4, at the 6th Field Ambulance Depot.

ELLIS, Joseph Oscar : regimental number 763312, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, February 21, 1916. He was 29, a Motor Mechanic, married, living in Bracebridge. Born in Bracebrdge, in 1886, a son of Joseph Benjaman Ellis & Chlora Jane Chamberlain. The family had relocated to the Village of Athereley, prior to 1911.

FAWN, Daniel : regimental number 853225, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, April 26, 1916. He was 25, a labourer, living in Rama, marred to Elizabeth Jane (nee Stinson) of the Rama Reserve. Born in Rama (Reserve) in 1891, a son of Charles Fawn & Rose Benson, brother of Percy. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion in France, Sept. 14, 1917, where he remained until Feb. 23, 1919.

FAWN, Percy : regimental number 853105, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, March 8, 1916. He was 20, a Lumberman, living in Rama. Born in Rama (Reserve) in 1896, a son of Charles Fawn & Rose Benson, brother of Daniel. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion in France, Sept. 14, 1917, where he remained until August 10, 1918.

FARNELL Thomas Dempster : regimental number 745064 enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, December 6, 1915. He was 43, a widower, living in Mara (Udney), working as a Stationery Engineer. He was born in Dufferin County

FERGUSON, Donald (Dan) Filbert : regimental number 3317633, was drafted May 8, 1918. He was single, 21, a farmer living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1894, a son of Thomas Robert Ferguson & Sarah Ann Lee, brother of William Robert.

FERGUSON, Michael James : enlisted in the US Army, June 5th, 1917, in Bay City, Michigan, he was 25, single, living in Bay City, working as a machinist, for the Ideal Engine Company. Born in Mara, in 1891, a son of William Joseph Ferguson & Margaret Jane Crosby, shortly just after his birth, the family moved to West Bay City, Michigan. His brothers Tom and William also enlisted in the US ARMY.

FERGUSON, Thomas : enlisted in the US Army, September 12, 1918, in Detroit, Michigan. He was 36, living with his sister Christina and her family in River Rouge, Michigan, working as a Millwright, for the Michigan Machine Company. Born in Mara, in 1881, a son of William Joseph Ferguson & Margaret Jane Crosby. His family moved to West Bay City, Michigan in 1892. His brothers Michael and William also enlisted in the US ARMY.

FERGUSON, William John : enlisted in the US Army, September 12, 1918, (the same day as his brother Tom,) in Lansing, Michigan. He was 34, married, with one child, living in Lansing Michigan, working as an Assembler for the Eureka Machine Company. Born in Mara in 1883, a son of William Joseph Ferguson & Margaret Jane Crosby. His family moved to West Bay City, Michigan in 1892. His brothers Michael and Tom also enlisted in the US ARMY.

FERGUSON, William Robert: regimental number 3033622, was drafted October 20, 1917. He was single, 23, a farmer, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1894, a son of Thomas Robert Ferguson & Sarah Ann Lee, brother of Donald.

FILKIN, Carl William : regimental number 192913, enlisted in the 92nd Highlanders, October 1, 1915, along with his chum Alex Morton. He was single, 18, a Labourer living in Longford Mills. Born in Haliburton, in 1897, a son of William Filkin & Alma Maude Armstrong, who had relocated to Longford prior to 1911. He was transferred to the 15th (48th Highlanders) along with his friend Alex Morton, and came to his aid when he was K.I.A. in Oct. 1916. The Nov. 15, 1917 edition of the Orillia Times reports, ” Private Carl Filkin, son of Mr. Harry Filkin, Longford Mills, and who went overseas a year ago, last May with the Highlanders, was wounded in the left arm by gun shot. He was taken to England, where his arm was removed. He is feeling fine now, and hopes to be home for Christmas.”

FLANNERY, John (Jack): regimental number 868405, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, September 1. 1916. He was 45, single, living in Mara (Udney), a farmer. Born in Mara in 1871, his listed next of kin was his brother James.

FLEMING, Henry Roy : regimental number 745062, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 18, 1915. He was single, 22, a farmer, living in Sebright. Born in Dalton Twp., a son of John Fleming & Agnes Johnson. He returned home in late March, 1919.

FLYNN, John Joseph : regimental number 745372, enlisted in the 116th(Ontario County) Battalion, October 25, 1915. He was single, 27, a Farmer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara (Brechin)con. 6, lot 13, a son of John Flynn & Louisa Kelly. A brother of Thomas.

FLYNN, Thomas: regimental number 3317636, was drafted November 1, 1917. He was single, 23. a farmer living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara (Brechin), con. 6, lot 13, a son of John Flynn & Louisa Kelly. Brother of John.

FREELAND, John Patrick: regimental number 745371, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 3, 1915. He was single, 20, a farmer, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara, (Brechin), in 1894, a son of James Freeland & Mary Maloney, of Con. 7, lot 2.

FRENCH, Walter Alfred: regimental number 853223, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, April 3, 1916. He was married, 36, a gardener, living in Atherley. Born in England in 1880. While overseas he held the rank of Corporal (CPL)

FOX, Sidney Harold: regimental number 3317501, was drafted October 30, 1917. He was single, 21, a farmer living in Mara. Born in Carden Twp., a son of John Fox & Mary Elizabeth Deveril. Overseas he served in the 8th Canadian Reserve Battalion, after the war he owned and operated a General Store in Dalrymple. He was buried in the Dalrymple Cemetery, in 1979.

GALLAGHER, Norman Earnest: regimental number 763794, enlisted in the 122nd (Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, June 26, 1916. He was single, a Labourer, in Severn Bridge. Born in Rama (Longford Mills) in 1894, a son of John Gallagher & Margaret C Bowman.

GALLIVAN, Martin: regimental number 3208290, was drafted April 2 ,1918. He was single, 25, A book-keeper, living in Calgary, Alberta. Born in Mara (Atherley) in 1893, a son of John Gallivan & Margaret Elizabeth Hagarty. His next of kin (mother) remained in Mara, (Atherley)–he held the rank of Gunner, (GNR)

GAUGHAN, John Joseph: regimental number 3033726, was drafted February 18, 1918. He was single, 24, a telegraph Operator, living in Mara, (Udney). Born in Mara, in 1893, a son of John Gaughan & Ann Sheridan.

GEAR, William Henry : regimental number 853740, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, December 27, 1916. He was 18, single, living in R.R. #1, Washago. The 1911 census has 13 year old, William living in Rama, a lodger, with William Genno. He lists his sister May, living in Toronto, as his next of kin. He arrived in England May 14, 1917, and joined the 4th Battalion, Nov. 16, 1917, where he remained until March 22, 1919.

GILBIRD, Gordon Harrison : regimental number 726066, enlisted in the 109th (Victoria-Haliburton) Battalion, January 6, 1916. He was single, a labourer, living in Highland Grove, Haliburton. Born in Mara (Rathburn) in 1892, a son of William Henry Gilbird & Mary Elizabeth Conklin. His mother was living in Mara, (Brechin) at the time. The November 7, 1916, Orillia Times, reports Pte. Gilbirds, is wounded in the back with gunshot. He was admitted to No.12, General Hospital, Rouen, France, October 28.

GILLESPIE, Donald Philbert: regimental number 521067, enlisted June 15, 1915, in Vancouver. He was single, 25, a stenographer, living in Vancouver, B.C. Born in Mara, a son of a former reeve, teacher, & merchant, Francis J. Gillespie & Christina McDonald. The Gillespie family had relocated from Mara to British Columbia shortly after the turn of the century. Brother of Wilfred.

GILLESPIE, John James: regimental number 746475, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, May 4, 1916. He was single, 33, a Saddler, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Mara, in 1883, a son of Gilbert Gillespie & Mary Ann French.

GILLESPIE, Wilfred Joseph : regimental number 1015865, enlisted in the 213st (Seaforth Highlanders) Battalion, October 11, 1916, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Born in Mara, in 1895, a son of a former reeve, teacher, merchant, Francis J. Gillespie & Christina McDonald. The Gillespie family had relocated from Mara to British Columbia shortly after the turn of the century. Brother of Donald.

GINSBERG, Benjamin : regimental number 3109100, was drafted February, 1918. He was single, 21, operating a General Store at the corner of Front & Mississauga St., in Orillia. Born in 1896, in Rochester, N.Y., USA, his parents, relocated to Toronto abt. 1900, then sometime after the family moved to Brechin, and operated General Stores in Brechin and Washago. Ben was forced to liquate his merchandise, and close his store, prior to him reporting to camp. His brother Sam was killed in action, May 3, 1917.

GIVENS, Philip Henry: regimental number D 3110423, was drafted June 6, 1918. He was 33, a cook, married, living in Cannington. Born in 1884, in Mara, a son of John Givens & Philena Sproule.

GLOVER, Albert Alexander: regimental number 142600, enlisted in the 76th (O’Seas) Battalion, December 16, 1915. He was 23, single, a banker. Born in Mara (Gamebridge), in 1893. He earned the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant, (QMS). Born in Mara, (Gamebridge) in 1893, a son of William Glover & Mary McRae. Albert lost two brothers overseas, both on the same day.

GOLDSMITH, Percy Godfrey: regimental number 868241, enlisted in the182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 23, 1916. He was 36, a labourer, married, living in Longford Mills. Born in England, in 1893.

GORDON, Alexander Levy: regimental number 868221, enlisted in the 182nd(Ontario County) Battalion, May 13, 1916. He was single, 25, a farmer’s son, living in Mara, (Gambridge). Born in Thorah, a son of James Gordon. While overseas, he earned the rank of Corporal ( CPL)

GORING, John Thomas: regiment number, 2020809, drafted into the 1st Depot, British Columbia Regiment, November 23, 1917, in Vancouver,B.C. He was single, a steam engineer, living in Vancouver. Born in Longford Mills, Rama Twp. 11 April 1889, a son of Thomas Goring and Mary King.

GORING, Stephen Frank: regiment Number 763060, 122nd Battalion, enlisted in Bracebridge, March 29, 1916. At the time he enlisted, he was a labourer living in Milford Bay, Muskoka. Pte. Goring was born in Longford Mills, Rama, a son of Thomas Goring & Mary E. King.

GRAY, Frederick James: regimental number 868179, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 15, 1916. He was 42, a tailor. living in Mara, (Atherly), married to Margaret Adelaide (nee Duffy) formally of Lindsay. Born in Norval, in 1874. His nephew, Charles Alexander, formerly of Sebright, was K.I.A.

GRAY, Harry Edward: # D3346509, was drafted in the Army in Wiinnipeg, Manitoba May 21, 1918. He was single, a farmer living in the postal distruct of Benito, Manitoba. Harry a son of Henry (Harry) Charles Gray and Marion Edwards Reid, was born in Rama Twp. (Sebright) 30 November, 1896. His brother Charles Alexander died from wounds, while serving overseas.

GROVES, Arthur William Henry, regimental number 746348, enlisted in the 116th(Ontario County) Battalion, November 15, 1915. He was single, 18, a Millhand, living in Uxbridge. Born in England, in 1897, a son of Arthur Groves and Catherine Schutt , his family immigrated to Canada, in 1906. They settled in Longford, where his father worked for the Chemical Factory. After the war, he married Edith Brown of Atherley, in Toronto.

GUTHRIE, David : regimental number 2398305, enlisted in the 16th (Light Horse Draft), May 15, 1917, in Saskatchewan . He was single, 35, a farmer living in Deveron Saskatchewan. Born in Rama in 1882, a son of David & Ann Guthrie, his family remained in Rama until the 1890’s, when they all headed out West. David’s next of kin was his brother James who also lived in Saskatchewan.

HANNAN, Thomas Andrew: regimental number D 3234846, was drafted May 16, 1918. He was 22, single, a farmer in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara (Uptergrove) in 1896, a son of John Hannan & Mary Ann Cox.

HARRIS, William Herbert: regimental number D3110425, was drafted June 6, 1918. He was 24, single, a RR signal man, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Orillia, in 1894.

HEALEY, William James : regimental number 460751, enlisted in the 61st (Winnipeg ) Battalion, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 30, 1915. He was single, 23, a Farmer, living in Manitoba. Born in Mara, in 1891, a son of Owen Healey & Margaret McNaulty, who had relocated to Toronto.

HEALY, Arthur Bartholomew : regimental number 166785, enlisted September 23, 1915, in Toronto, in the 2nd Pioneer Battalion. He was 38, married, his wife was Mary, (nee Lynch) living in Toronto, working a concrete finisher. He was born in Rama, in 1877, a son of Patrick Healy & Jane Clark.

HEALY, Patrick Charles: regimental number 249335, enlisted in the 208th (Canadian Irish) Battalion, April 12, 1916. He was 37, a Hotel Keeper, in Toronto, married to Margaret (nee McHenry). Born in Mara (Atherley) in 1879, a son of Martin Healy & Ann Healy.

HEITZNER, Joseph Edward : regimental number 3035978, was drafted November 1, 1917. he was single, 23, a farmer in Mara (Udney). Born in Mara in 1894, son of William Heitzner & Mary Murphy.

HELMKAY, William Lorne : regimental number 3037056, was drafted October 19, 1917. He was single, 26, an Electrician, living in Mara, (Gamebridge). Born in Reach Twp., son of Robert Helmkay & Agnes Young, who had relocated to the Gamebridge area.

HELSIN, Edward John : regimental number 349733, enlisted in the “C” Battery of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, (R.C.H.A.) May 22, 1917, in Kingston. He was single, 39, a cook, living in Toronto. Born in Rama, in 1888, a son of James Helsin & Mary McDermott, brother of William Dominic. He held the rank of Gunner (GNR).

HELSIN, William Dominic : regimental number 2381149, was drafted in Winnipeg, February 12, 1918, a month later he was discharged to the Royal Flying Corps, (RFC). He listed his present address as the Royal George Hotel, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where he was a ‘traveling salesman’. Born in Rama in 1890, a son of James Helsin & Mary McDermott, brother of Edward John.

HERRING, Arthur John : regimental number 3033819, was drafted November 6, 1917, in Toronto. He was single, 27, living in Toronto, working in Railroad Construction. Born in Rama (Sebright) in 1890, a son of Edward Thomas Herring & Elizabeth Curran, who remained in the Sebright area. He served in the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 3rd. Bn.- he was wounded by a gunshot to the stomach. (see article) After the war, in March of 1919, he married Annie Carmichael, of Thorah Township.

HICKSON, Herbert Stephen William: regimental number 91695, enlisted in the 31st Battery, September 28, 1915. He was single, 22, a farmer, living in Mara (Udney). Born in England in 1892, he came to Canada, in 1905, with 433 other children as a ‘Home Child’. The 1911 Mara census shows he was a domestic with the Reynolds family. He lists his brother John, in the Boys Farmhouse Home, in Escholot, England as next of kin. While overseas, he earned the rank of Sergeant (Sgt)

HILL, William : regimental number 853773, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 12, 1917. He was single, 21, a labourer, living in Orillia. Born in Rama, in 1896. He arrived in England, May 14, 1917, and joined the 19th Battalion, in France, Aug. 28, 1917, and remained there until June 4, 1918.

HOLMES, James Andrew : regimental number 3036143, was drafted November 27, 1917. He was single, 31, a Farm Labourer, living in Udney. Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1886, a son of Charles Holmes & Mary Kelly. A brother of Patrick.

HOLMES, Patrick : regimental number 228515, enlisted in the 201st (Toronto Light Infantry) Battalion. He was single, 24, a basket maker, living in Toronto. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1891, a son of Charles Holmes & Mary Kelly. He attended training at Camp Borden, where he left the service, September 7, 1916.

HOPKINS, George A. : regimental number 409336, enlisted in the 37th Battalion, September 11, 1915. He was 29, a labourer, living in Rama (Longford Mills), a widower, his late wife was Elizabeth (nee Ingersoll). Corporal Hopkins, was born in Rama in 1884, he was the son of Benjamin Hopkins & Mary Ann Garnett. His Great Grandfather was Rama’s first settler Captain James Garnett.

HOPKINS, Herbert Milton : regimental number 868182, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 19, 1916. He was single, 16, a farmer in Mara, (Atherley). Born in Rama, a son of William Hopkins & Annie May Ego, brother of Russell.

HOPKINS, Reginald Arthur : enlisted in the US Army, June 5, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. He was single, a horseman. Born in Rama in 1890, he was the son of Benjamin Hopkins & Mary Ann Garnett. His Great Grandfather was Rama’s first settler Captain James Garnett. The British- American Newspaper in Chicago, had this article- ” Father and Son Fighting in France- A service flag with four stars in the window of Geo. B. Laidlaw’s grocery store, Aldine Ave., tells a story of patriotism in the Canadian family of Mrs. Laidlaw, who was Miss Hopkins, of Orillia. Her three brothers, William, George and Reginald Hopkins, and Herbert , son of William, are all fighting in France. Russell, another son of William, who was postmaster at Rama Road, near Orillia, was discharged some months ago. Mr. Laidlaw. who came here from Winnipeg, for years was a cowboy on the prairies of Saskatchewan. He is active in Masonic circles. Mrs. Thos. English, Garnet Point, is another sister of the Hopkins brothers overseas.”—He was wounded in his left arm just prior to the end of the war, in October,1918- and recovered after a short stint in the hospital.

HOPKINS, Russell : regimental number 745386, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, December 27, 1915. He was single, 19, a Chauffeur, living in Rama. Born in Rama in 1896, son of William Hopkins & Annie May Ego, brother of Herbert Milton. He was dischrged early in 1917.

HOPKINS, William Henry : regimental number 868223, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 15, 1916, a month after his son Herbert, six months after his son Russell. He was 44, a Postmaster in Rama, married with 5 children, two serving overseas. Born in Rama in 1872, he was married to Annie May Ego, he was the son of Benjamin Hopkins & Mary Ann Garnett. His Great Grandfather was Rama’s first settler Captain James Garnett.

HOWE, Hilton Howard: regimental number 113307, enlisted in the 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles, July 31st, 1915. He was single, 18, 6′ 1″, a Draughtsman, who had spent some time in Mara. Born in Village of Hunstville, in 1897, a son of William Howe & Lititia McClellan. A Sergeant in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, he was taken prisoner June 2, 1916, released December 2, 1918. His discharge papers of April 19, 1919, indicates his destination was Atherley. He died July 30 1966, at the age of 69.

HUDSON, James Harold : regimental number 868240, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, May 23, 1916. He was single, 21, a labourer, living in Rama, (Longford Mills). Born in Rama,(Longford Mills), in 1894, a son of Alexander Hudson & Annie Jane Bickerstaff.

HUTCHINGS, Douglas Garnet : regimental number 531759, enlisted in the No. 11, Canadian Field Ambulance, out of Winnipeg Manitoba, March 21, 1916. He was single, 17, a student, liiving in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Born in Brechin, Mara Twp., 5 December, 1898, a son of the former SS # 3 teacher (1890-1891) and then drugist, Gilbert M Hutchings and Laura Maud Moffatt, who too were living in Poratge la Prairie, Manitoba.

JACOBS, John : regimental number 763417, enlisted in the 122nd(Muskoka Overseas) Battalion, March 24, 1916. He was 38, a lumberman, living in Gravenhurst, married to Sarah Jane Ingersoll, of Rama (Reserve). He was born in Rama, in 1878, a son of Charles Jacobs. While overseas he earned the rank of Lance Corporal.

JOE, Ernest Stanley : regimental number 868174, enlisted in the 182nd (Ontario County)Battalion, April 11, 1916. He was single, 19, a Labourer, living in Rama (Longford Mills). Born in Rama (Longford Mills) in 1897, a son of Delina Agnes Joe.

JOE, Howard Peter : regimental number 868175, enlisted the same day as his brother Ernest, in the 182nd (Ontario County) Battalion, April 11, 1916. Only 15, and 5′ 2″, he was rejected due to his age. A year later he enlisted in the 240th (Lanark -Renfrew) Battalion, regimental number 1043107, he was a teamster.

JOHNSON, Edward O’Neil : regimental number 36348, enlisted in the 1st Division, September 7, 1915. Single, 18, a labourer living in Rama. Born in Sutton, a son of James Johnson & Sarah Yellowhead.

JORDON, Edward : regimental number 2250389, enlisted in the North Bay Forestry Draft, April 19, 1917. He single, 44, an Axeman, living in North Bay. Born in Mara in 1877, a son of James & Catherine Jordan, at the time he enlist his mother Catherine still remained in Mara.

JOSLIN, William Garnet : regimental number 408981, enlisted in the 37th Battalion, October 6, 1915. He was single, 19, a Blacksmith. Born in Rama, in 1896, a son of Joseph Thomas Joslin & Addie Hepmstall. The family relocated to Hawkestone in 1912. In 1917, while overseas Pte. Joslin was severely burned and scarred by mustard gas, and suffered the effects for the rest of his life. He died in 1966.

JUFFS, Frederick Ewart : regimental number 422477, enlisted in the 44th Battalion, March 30, 1915, in Winnipeg. He was single, 28, a Baker. Born in England, in 1887, he first came to Canada at the age of 19, with George Richard Parkin, in 1906. Records indicate he returned to Canada in 1912, with his brothers Ernest & Stuart, first settling in the Mara area, prior to going West. After the war, he married Theresa Hazel nee Speiran, of Brechin. For some time he operated a bakery on the Danforth in Toronto, then when the depression hit relocated to Beaverton. His brother Robert Ernest died in Somme, France, and his brother Stuart also served in the CEF.

JUFFS, Stuart John Thomas : regimental number 871949, enlisted in the 183rd (Manitoba Beavers) Battalion, in Winnipeg. Known as Jack, he may have travelled from Mara, to Winnipeg to enlist, hoping that he could serve alongside his two brothers who had earlier enlisted in Winnipeg. He was single, 21, a Clerk. He names his sister in England as his next of kin. While overseas he earned the rank of Lance Corporal. After the War he returned to Mara Twp., he married Dorothy Naomi nee Stranger of Udney, and was buried in the Udney United Cemetery, in 1977. His brother Robert Ernest died in Somme, France, and his brother Fred also served in the CEF.

JUSTIN, Percival (Percy) : regimental number 2498683, enlisted in the Forestry Depot, in Sudbury, September 29, 1917. He was single, 19, a Woodsman, living in North Bay. Born in Rama (Ramona) in 1898, a son of Robert Justin & Mary Matilda Genno.

KELLY, Emmett Frederick: regimental number 3036187, was drafted October 5, 1917. He was single, 21, a clerk, living in Toronto. Born in Mara, (Brechin), in 1897, a son of Patrick Kelly & Catherine O’Donnell. A brother of Alphonse K.I.A., Peter & Tobias.

KELLY, Peter J : regimental number 11493, enlisted in Toronto, in the 11th Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, (later served in the 4th Battalion) September 22, 1914, less than a month after War was declared. He was single, 26, a clerk, living in Toronto. Peter Kelly was born in Mara, (Brechin), in 1887, a son of Patrick Kelly & Catherine O’Donnell. The family moved from Mara to Toronto, in the early 1900’s. He was made sergeant on Aug 26, 1917 – 3rd Cdn Reserve Battalion. Discharged in British Isles on Nov 8, 1919. A brother of Alphonse K.I.A., Emmett & Tobias.

KELLY, Roy Walker : regimental number 3112502, was drafted October 22, 1918. He was single, 25, a Veterinary Surgeon, living on Coldwater St. in Orillia. Born in Mara (Brechin) in 1892, a son of Peter Kelly & Christina Walker.

KELLY, Tobias: regimental number 540092, enlisted in Toronto, in the 6th Cyclists Platoon. He was single, 21, a Clerk, living in Toronto. Born in Mara, (Brechin), in 1893, a son of Patrick Kelly & Catherine O’Donnell, the Kelly family relocated to Toronto in the early 1900’s. He had 3 brothers serving overseas, Alphonse K.I.A., Peter & Emmett.

KELLY, William Robert : regimental number 262846, enlisted in the 209th Battalion, in Vanguard Saskatchewan. He was single, 33, a painter living in Aneroid, Saskatchewan. Born in Mara (Brechin), in 1883, a son of William Kelly & Agnes Buchanan Campbell. He died in Regina in 1919. The stone on the family plot in the Gamebridge Cemetery refers to him as Pte. Kelly.

KENNY, John Alvin: regimental number 745404, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, December 8, 1915. He was single, 18, a farmer, in Mara. Born in Mara, in 1897, a son of Edward Kenny & Sarah Maria McQuaid. While overseas he earned the rank of Sergeant, and was transferred to the 3rd. Battalion. He is reported as wounded, August 30, 1918, in the Set -Piece Battles, and returned home in early 1919.

KERR, William Stuart ; regimental number 745405, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, November 9, 1915. He was born in Scotland, in 1881, a machinist, married, he and his wife Catherine, where living in Mara, (Brechin). The March 25, 1919, Toronto Star, indicates W.S. Kerr, of Brechin, returned to Canada, on the Olympic, arriving in Toronto from Halifax that day.

KING, Walter : regimental number, 853586, enlisted in the 177th (Simcoe Foresters) June 7, 1916. He was 26, a Lumberman, in Rama (Reserve), married to Nancy nee Wesley. Born in Rama (Reserve) in 1890, a son of John King & Annie Kenice.

KOSTER, Ambrose : regimental number 3040517, was drafted in October 1917. He was single, 31, in the Livery business, in Toronto. born in Mara, in 1888, a son of John Ambrose Koster & Anne Joyce.

LANE, Andrew : regimental number 307747, enlisted in the 43rd (Cameron Highlanders), January 31, 1916. He was single, 29, a Student at Knox College. For two years previous he was a Student in charge of the Knox Church in Gamebridge. Born 1886, in Holyrood, in Bruce County

LANE, Joseph Henry : regimental number 2497627, enlisted in the Y& S Foresters Construction Battalion, July 3, 1917. He was single, 37, a Miner, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara in 1879, a son of Henry Lane & Johanna Mahoney. Brother of Michael.

LANE, Michael John : regimental number 1102255, enlisted in the 257th (Canadian Railway Construction) Battalion, February 1, 1917. He was single, 20, a Train Brakeman, living in Mara (Atherley). Born in Mara, in 1897, a son of Henry Lane & Johanna Mahoney, & brother of Joseph. While overseas he held the rank of Sapper (SPR)

LAWRENCE, Patrick Adam: regimental number 839068, enlisted in the 147th (Grey O.S.) Battalion, April 27, 1916. He was single, 21, a Sawmill Labourer, living in Berkley, Grey County. Born in Rama,(Longford Mills) in 1895, a son of Patrick Lawrence & Margaret Reid.

LEITH, Alexander Wilson, DCM : regimental number 644036, enlisted in the 157th (Simcoe Foresters) Battalion, February 3, 1916. He was single, 19, a farmer in Mara. Born in Mara in 1897, a son of Robert Leith & Elizabeth Wilson. He arrived in England Oct. 28, 1916, and joined the 116th, in France, March 9, 1917, where he remained until Feb. 12, 1919. While with the 116th he served with Lieut. McCorkell, he wrote home to advise his parents that he was with Lieutenant McCorkell when he was KIA. While overseas he earned the rank of Sergeant (Sgt). On Aug. 8, 1918, at the Battle of Amiens, Sgt. Leith, at the conclusion of the battle, under heavy fire, held off an enemy counter-attack and inflicted very heavy casualties although he himself was blown up and many of his men were killed or wounded. For his actions, he was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal., on January 14, 1919. (note: this is the 2nd highest award for gallantry in action, after the Victoria Cross, for all army ranks below commissioned officiers.)

LEFEBVRE, Earl : regimental number 453691, enlisted in the 58th Battalion (Central Ontario) Battalion, August 27, 1915. He was single, 17, a labourer living in Rama (Longford). Born in Rama in 1898, a son of Hormidas Lefebvre & Philomene Gaudaur. While overseas he earned the rank of Sergeant, (Sgt.)–the August 22, 1918, Orillia Times, reports Earl is in the 10th General Hospital, Rouen, having received a gunshot wound in the left hand.– He returned home via the ‘BALTIC’ in March 1919.

LINDSAY. William James: ◦regimental number 922293- In April 1916 he enlisted into the 200th Battalion in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Willam was single, living in Nairn Centre, Ontario. working as a lineman. He was 5′ 9″ tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark brown hair. Willam was born in the Cooper Falls area of Rama in 1887, a son of Hugh Lindsay and Charlottee McNABB.

The 200th Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 in that city. After sailing to England in May 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 11th Reserve Battalion on May 14, 1917. The 200th Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. A. L. Bonnycastle.

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