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Oliver Gordon Dalrymple

In memory of:

Gunner Oliver Gordon Dalrymple

November 3, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

337869

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

5th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

November 12, 1894

Son of John A. and Minerva Dalrymple, of Bismarck, Lincoln Co., Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 74 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. F. 34

Location:

Pozieres is a village some 6 kilometres north-east of Albert, and the POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, which is enclosed by the Pozieres Memorial, is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Oliver Dalrymple– Gunner Oliver Dalrymple, 337869.  Enlisted with the 67th Battery, University of Toronto Battalion in April, 1916, later drafted to 84th Battery.  Serving with the Artillery in France, he was killed in the battle of the Somme, Nov. 3, 1916, nine days before his 22nd birthday.  Born near Bismarck, Gainsborough Twp., Niagara Co. in 1894.  He had passed into his third year at the Royal College of Dentistry, University of Toronto.  Information of his death was revceived from his close friend, Gunner J. H. Jackson, 337913, 18th Battery, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, C.E.F.
  • Honour Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Photo of Oliver Dalrymple– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The names of the fallen are carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left. Photo:  K. Parks

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