From "A Dorman Arrangement"
By Karl A. Sack
James William Dorman III (Bill) was born July 20, 1896 in Montreal, son of James William Dorman and Isabella Marriah Fackrell, married Agatha Ann Ward and had three children: Lorna, Merton, and Iris. He died on the 24th of April 1928 as a result of poison gas in WW1; the Doctors' diagnosed it as pneumonia. This left Agatha to raise 3 small children 6-3-2 on her own! Bill joined the CEF during WW1 with the 73rd Regiment, which was part of the 4th Division of the Canadian Army Corps.
The 73rd served in Canada from September 4, 1915 to April 1, 1916; England from April 9, 1916 to August 12, 1916; and France from August 13, 1916 to April 19, 1917. They were disbanded in April 1917 and replaced by the 85th Battalion. The men of the 73rd were distributed amongst the 13th, 42nd and 85th Infantry Battalions. The commanding officers were Lieutenant Colonel P. Davidson from April 1, 1916 to December 12, 1916 and Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Sparling D.S.O. from December 12, 1916 to April 1917. The 73rd’s Battle Honours were: “Somme, 1916,” “Ancre Heights,” “Arras, 1917,” “Vimy, 1917” “France and Flanders, 1916-17.”
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Submitted by Karl Sack................great nephew (From his book "A Dorman Arrangement")
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