Toms, Hugh Wilfred: Service no. 654440

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Brother to Private Malcolm Llyod Toms, reg. no. 654530. They served together in the 18th Battalion. Private M.L. Toms survived.

This soldier enlisted with the 161st Battalion on February 5, 1916, at Bayfield, Ontario. A fisherman, he was 18-years old at the time of his enlistment and had no prior military experience. Arriving with the 161st Battalion at Liverpool on November 11, 1916, he was transferred to the 18th Battalion and arrived in the field on April 3, 1918. He served wtiht the Battalion until August 8, 1918, when he was killed in action in operations.

Clinton news clipping
The Clinton News Record, 1918-8-22, Page 1.
Inscription – Bayfield, Ontario Memorial Plaque. Source: CVWM.

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