Tuesday 30 October 2012

Private James Dallo

Born on 19 June 1881 in Jersey, Channel Islands - husband of Mrs. J. Dallo, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married, currently a member of the 11th Regiment IFC since 15 February 1915, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 40.5 inches fuly expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 121st Battalion, CEF, in New Westminster, British Columbia, on 1 December 1915 (number 760084) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 November 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 June 1917 - killed in action on 28 June 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave II.B.5), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Dallo's headstone that I took in La Chaudière Cemetery in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Arlene Elphicke said...

Thank you for posting this information on James Dallo. He was my Grandmother's 1st husband. This posting gave me a little bit more information that I did not have. Thanks again.