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On this day in 1916 Isaac Powless, a farmer, signed up in Barton, Ontario. He was born on March 1st, 1895 in Deseronto, the son of Isaac Powless, a Mohawk, and Myrtle (née Thompson).

Isaac Powless joined the 129th Battalion with the regimental number 784967. He was five feet seven and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he was discharged in Toronto on November 22nd, 1917 due to damage caused by a previous injury to his arm.

He married Mary Bell Cook in Hamilton on August 8th, 1916. He was killed by a train at Louth on November 15th, 1930.