Dimsdale, Henry George

Regimental Number: 898295
Rank: Captain
Branch: 192nd Battalion; 102nd Battalion

Henry was born in Port Hope, Ontario on February 8, 1876. When he enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1916, he, his wife Ella Mable, and their six children were living in Fishburn, Alberta. Henry was injured by bombs at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. He had cuts on his left hand, left hip, and left foot. In June of 1917, Henry was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. He was discharged on November 7, 1919. After being discharged, Henry filed on NW 31-78-19-W5 and SE 31-78-19-W5. Henry worked as an engineer, and took part in the survey for the Edmonton, Dunvegan, & British Columbia Railway extension in the early 1920s. He also ran as the Conservative candidate for the Grouard constituency in 1926. The community of Dimsdale was named after Henry. Henry died in Victoria on October 23, 1963.

Sources: news clippings