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John Ferguson Palling

In memory of:

Captain John Ferguson Palling

January 31, 1918

London, United Kingdom

Military Service






Canadian Army Medical Corps

Additional Information


August 14, 1862
Medonto, Ontario


February 11, 1916
Barrie, Ontario

Son of Charles and Ellen Palling, of Allandale, Ontario. Husband of Margaret A. Palling, of Barrie, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 481 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:


Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– This picture appeared in the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario), at page 1, on February 7, 1918.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This article appeared in the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario), at page 5, on February 7,1918.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This death notice appeared in the Northern Advance newspaper (Barrie, Ontario), at page 8, on February 7, 1918.
  • War Memorial– Barrie, Ontario Cenetaph
  • Cenotaph– Cenotaph Barrie, Ontario
  • Street sign– Barrie street named in honour of Captain John Ferguson Palling with a poppy.
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Monument
  • Cemetery
  • Photo of John Palling– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Captain Palling's grave marker in St. Paul's Innisfil Cemetery, just outside Barrie, Ontario.  It (the grave marker) appeared, in 2015, to be a relatively new replacement stone.  A personal message is near the bottom: "HE HATH DONE WHAT HE COULD."  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2015.)
  • Attestation Papers– Officer's Declaration Paper signed by Capt Palling.  Although the typewriter's print is somewhat unclear, this form indicates that Capt Palling was born in the Township of Medonte [which now, in 2015, is part of the Township of Oro-Medonte] in the County of Simcoe [Ontario].  Interestingly, Capt Palling appears to have also signed, as medical officer, his own Certificate of Medical Examination.

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