Harry Dunkley, MM



Jan 23, 1894

Born to David and Emma (nee Yates) Dunkley at Hackney, London England


Mar 7, 1913

Embarked the RMS Grampian at Liverpool



Mar 17, 1913

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Mar 20, 1916

Attested into the 176th Battalion at Niagara Falls Ontario 

Ø      Number 850259

Ø      Next of kin given as Frank Dunkley (Brother) of St Catharines Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company


Dec 13, 1916

His next of kin was changed when he married Beatrice Harris at St Davids Ontario


Apr 29, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



May 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent.  On arrival there, the Battalion was absorbed into the 12th Reserve Battalion


Jun 4, 1917

Posted to the 164th Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Jul 3, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 156th Battalion at Witley


Feb 28, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 1, 1918

Arrived at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1918

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Etaples


Mar 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Gouy-Servins, carrying out training exercises.  Pte Dunkley joined the Battalion with a draft of 105 Other Ranks and was assigned to “C” Company


Mar 20, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Stripe


Aug 11, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal to replace 412586 L/Cpl Giles who had been promoted


Jan 3, 1919

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Jan 22, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 16, 1919

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Feb 19, 1919

Attached to the 2nd Division MT Coy (Motor Transport Company) for duty


Apr 3, 1919

There is no entry in his file or in the Part II Orders showing his return to the Battalion, but he embarked the Western Australia at Havre France with the 21st Battalion


Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

Posted to “P” Wing at Witley for processing for return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277435

Ø      Rank shown on Proceedings On Discharge form is Private, however his Discharge Certificate shows his rank as L/Cpl

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge St Davids Ontario


Jul 3, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31430



Aug 24, 1922

The British War Medal and the Victory Medals were sent to him at the GPO (General Post Office) St Davids Ontario


Aug 22, 1982

Died (location unknown) 

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