Wheeler Maracle signature

Wheeler Maracle signed up in Napanee on this day in 1916. He was born in Tyendinaga on April 1st, 1896, the son of Daniel Maracle and Annie (née Brant), who were both Mohawks.

Maracle joined the 80th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 220513. He was five feet seven inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the RMS Baltic on May 29th, 1916. He was hospitalized by an attack of tonsillitis shortly afterward and was transferred to the 50th Battalion in November, arriving in France on November 29th, 1916.

Wheeler did not come home.