Ernest Pringle signature

On this day in 1916 Ernest Pringle, a commercial traveller, signed up in Huntsville, Ontario. He was born in Deseronto on September 24th, 1892, the son of Ezra Pringle and Annie Elizabeth (née Watson). The family had moved away from Deseronto by 1901, when they were living in Tay Township. Ezra died in Fesserton in 1907, while Annie died in Toronto in 1913. Ernest gave his sister, Edith Evans, as his next of kin.

He joined the 122nd Battalion with the regimental number 763594. He was five feet six and a half inches tall, with fair hair, grey/blue eyes and lightish brown hair.

Ernest survived the war and married Eva Hildred North in Toronto on December 11th, 1920. In the 1921 census the couple were living at 40 Peterborough Avenue, Toronto with Hildred’s sister.