On this day in 1914, Con Barnhart enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec. Con was a Mohawk, the son of Charles Barnhart and Susan (née Maracle), born on 18 September 1888. He gave his occupation as carpenter when he signed up.
Barnhart joined the 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and his regimental number was 7711. He was five feet nine inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he joined the 2nd Battalion in France on February 8th, 1915. He had an eventful war, with frequent injuries and illnesses and several disciplinary procedures listed on his file.