Private William John Dally enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Galt on November 2, 1914 at the age of 38. He served 3 years with the 118th Battalion overseas.
William was born on November 22, 1875 in London, England. On February 17, 1901, he married his wife, Ann Hopkins Driver, in Kennington, England. They came to Preston in 1910, living on Fountain Street. It was there that they raised their family of five children - 4 boys and 1 girl. William worked as a bricklayer and for the Grand River Railway. He was Anglican.
After the war, William returned to Preston where he continued to work for the railway until he retired in 1939. He died on November 24, 1954 at the age of 79 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.
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Dally, William J.
He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.