DeBolt, Dale

Regiment: Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Force: Army

Dale DeBolt, born in 1920 in Washington USA, was one of 7 children of parents Elbert and Laura DeBolt. When he was only 7 weeks old, he and his mother and 2 older siblings moved up to the Peace Country to meet up with Elbert who bought a homestead in what is now the hamlet of DeBolt AB. Enlisting in the Army with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment in April 1940, Dale was posted overseas. (His two brothers, Jack and Clifford also served in WW II.) Dale was married to Joan Leitch, and they had a son and a daughter, and they owned a farm in Spirit River. In November 1970, Dale died suddenly on his farm. Joan moved to Edmonton while the children remained in Spirit River.

Source: Across the Smoky pp. 24 – 27, 346-347 (photo and name in Roll of Honour)
Chepi Sepe – Spirit River pp. 346-347