Jacob Maracle signature

On this day in 1916, Jacob Maracle enlisted in Dundas, Ontario. He was born in Tyendinaga in late 1891 or early 1892, the son of Moses Maracle and Eliza Ann (née Brant), who were Mohawks.

He joined the 129th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 784113. He was five feet four and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

Jacob’s service record shows that he went absent without leave from July 16th, 1916. He was struck off the strength as a deserter on August 17th.