Thursday 4 April 2013

Corporal William Thomas Dunn

Born on 18 March 1894 in Ringwood, England - son of Louisa Dunn, Newmarket, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 144447) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 47th Battalion, CEF - killed in action on 2 June 1917 - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave X.B.9), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.97)

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