Alfred Vernon Dalton469079Corporal64th BattalionMay 10, 1879 (Actual year of birth 1877)London, EnglandAugust 19, 1915Sussex, New BrunswickCedar Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS365 Feet, 5½ inchesFairSandyBlue2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment for 12 yearsHostler (care of horses)MarriedBaptistAmy V Dalton (Wife) Cedar Lake, Yarmouth Co., NSJanuary 31, 1918 (Halifax)September 23, 196588Cedar Lake Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NSAlfred Vernon Dalton was the son of Joseph Thomas Dalton (1854-1920) and Emily Vernon (Baschet) Dalton of London, England. He was the husband of Amy Ventress (Wood) Dalton (b. January 9, 1883 Gavelton, Yarmouth Co., NS; d. 1983). His brother, Private Lawrence William Dalton (1884-1917) served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and died of wounds on October 28, 1917. Prior to World War I, Vernon had early military experience in Army Cadets and Naval Cadets. He enlisted with the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment where he served for twelve years. He served in the Boer War and sustained a leg wound. He applied for discharge that was approved while he was training in Bermuda. He emigrated to Canada in January 1908 and married Amy Ventress Wood in Gavelton, NS on April 30, 1909. Corporal Dalton enlisted at Sussex, NB, with the 64th Battalion. He served in Canada, England, Belgium and France. He embarked Halifax aboard the SS Adriatic on March 31, 1916 and disembarked Liverpool, England on April 9, 1916. He embarked for France on July 12, 1916. Joining his unit in the field, he served with the 21st Battalion from July 14, 1915 to May 11, 1917. On August 8, 1916 he was wounded on the Ypres Salient. He was also was wounded by grenade shrapnel in his right hand and face on April 27, 1917 during instruction. He was hospitalised at St. Omer, France and transferred to England. Invalided to Canada, he was discharged at Halifax, NS on January 31, 1918.After the war he farmed and was made a Justice of the Peace in 1926. He died on September 23, 1965 at the age of 88 and is buried in the Cedar Lake Cemetery, Yarmouth Co., NS.
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