John Fife Dunlop


May 13, 1896

Born in Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, Ontario to John and Isabella (nee Fife) Dunlop


Dec 8, 1916

Attested into the 240th Battalion in Renfrew, Ontario 

Ø      Number 1042535

Ø      Next of kin given as John Dunlop, father, McDonald’s Corners, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


May 3, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


May 14, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford where he was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion to continue training


May 26, 1917

Admitted to the Ravens Croft Military Hospital in Eastbourne with a diagnosis that reads Measles


Jul 4, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 12, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 13, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 42 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 27, 1917

Left the CIBD and joined the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Villers au Bois, France


Nov 20, 1917

Left the CCRC and joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Camblain L’Abbé, France


Apr 28, 1918

While in the front lines north of Neuville Vitasse, Private Dunlop received severe shrapnel wounds to his legs and arms during an enemy artillery barrage and was evacuated to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid.  He died of his wounds there that same day


Apr 29, 1918

Private Dunlop was buried in the Bellacourt Military Cemetery, south-west of Arras, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. John Dunlop, McDonald’s Corners, Lanark County, Ontario 

Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, John Dunlop, at that same address


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