This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Dalby, Alan

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Corporal

Service Number 78365

Service Army


Regiment Royal Army Medical Corp

Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site
  • Born in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite
  • Lived in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite immediately prewar or during the war
  • Named on war village memorials or Roll of Honour
  • Named as an Absent Voter due to Naval or Military Service on the 1918 or 1919 Absent Voter list for Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite


Family background

Alan Dalby was born in Linton in 1892, the son of John Thomas Dalby and his wife Elizabeth. In 1911, Alan was living with his parents and one of his brothers, Maurice, at Hillside Cottage, Linton.

Service record

We do not have exact service details for Alan, but we know that he served as a corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Alan was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory medal, but was not eligible for the 1914 or 1915 Star so his service overseas must have started after the 31st December 1915. However the photograph of Alan (above) shows three overseas service stripes (miniature inverted chevrons) on his right arm. Each stripe signified the number of years service overseas and were instituted in January 1918. Thus Alan in 1918 had served overseas for a minimum of 2 years and 1 day overseas. He is likely to have first gone abroad for service around in 1916. Alan's service record has not survived and we do not, at present, know where he might have served or with which unit.

After the war

After the war, Alan returned to the area and worked as a railway clerk. On the 27th December 1922 he married Mary Lilian Rutherfoord in Collingham parish church.

Alan died in 1980.

Biography last updated 24 December 2019 16:24:02.


1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25947
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).

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