Soldier Spotlight: Private Ronald Dunkerley

Image: A page from Ronald’s military service file (Library & Archives Canada)

Regimental Number: 108198
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles; Imperial Army

Ronald was born in the Penang Straits Settlement in Malaysia on May 8, 1895. His father, William Herbert Dunkerley, was a priest in Malaysia at the time of Ronald’s birth. Ronald enlisted in Vermilion, Alberta in January of 1915. He was discharged in February of 1917, to be transferred to the Imperial Army. In 1919, Ronald filed on homesteads at SE 25-76-6-W6 and SW 30-76-5-W6; by this time, he was married to Elsie Dinah Eales. Ronald died in 1954.

The Archives’ online Soldiers’ Memorial. Each week, our volunteers select a remarkable individual to showcase in this blog series. The Soldiers’ Memorial commemorates more than 1,100 WWI veterans and 2,300 WWII veterans from our region. Three dedicated volunteers have contributed over 1,200 hours to this project by researching and writing biographies. Our goal is to have all South Peace soldiers acknowledged for their service. If you know of someone who lived in the South Peace and should be listed on the Memorial, or would like to get involved by researching a local veteran, please contact the Archives.

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