Harold MacDonald Pineo signature

On this day in 1915, Harold MacDonald Pineo enlisted in Virden, Manitoba. He was born in Virden on May 23rd, 1895, the son of William MacDonald Pineo and Mary Ellen (née Sarvis). He initially joined the 99th Manitoba Rangers but on April 15th, 1916 he joined the 181st Battalion as a lieutenant. Pineo was described as white, with brown eyes and brownish hair. He was five feet ten inches tall. His service record shows that he was struck off the strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in May 1917 to join the Royal Flying Corps. He joined 42nd Wing in Deseronto on September 19th, 1918.