There were 14 of these recruits. They were farmers and labourers, a veterinary surgeon and a harness maker. Most of them were single men.
The youngest was William Heenan, a 20 year old blacksmith from Coburg, Ontario who joined the 7th Brigade of the field artillery as a Shoeing Smith and saw action in France.
The eldest was a 39- year Irishman. Nicholas Heenan was living with his wife in New Westminster, British Columbia and working as a steam engineer when he enlisted in 1916. He was stationed in England from September that year, working in a regiment involved with forestry.
A list of the Heenan soldiers can be found on this page in the military records section of the website. I will be adding more details about each soldier over the next few months.