The third and youngest son of Mr & Mrs Francis Dalton of 26 Somerset Road, Teddington
Born 23rd December 1895 at Teddington
A choir boy at St Alban's Church, and for a time served at the altar there.
He was educated at Hampton Grammar School, and whilst there gained a scholarship. After passing his London Matriculation, he attended the College of the Resurrection at Mirfield to be trained for the priesthood. At the outbreak of war he enlisted at Teddington as Private (G/3900) with the East Kent Regiment, 7th Battn. ("Buffs")
Killed in action at France or Flanders on 29th August 1915.
"We all remember Dalton for he was a 'trier' of no mean order, both in and out of school, and we all liked him. At the outbreak of the war, he gave up his theological course and joined the 7th Buffs. He was posted as missing on September 1st, a German mine exploded under the trench in which he was doing duty at night and although every effort was made nothing was heard or seen of him afterwards". (The Lion, Hampton Grammar School. Christmas 1915, p.7.)
No known grave.
Listed on the Thiepval Memorial, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France (Pier and Face 5D)
Listed on Teddington War Memorial
Listed on St Michael's Church Fulwell War Memorial
Listed on Hampton School War Memorial
Listed on his parents' grave in Teddington Cemetery
together with his brother Philip W. Dalton (killed in action 1916)
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