1066249 Pte. John Edward Delanty was born on May 27th, 1889, in Chatsworth, a small community on the outskirts of Owen Sound, Ontario, where he was working as a farm hand when war was declared.

When the 248th Battalion C.E.F. was authorized, Edward volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, attesting to the new battalion on December 11th, 1916. Sailing with the unit in May of that year he was reassigned to a Reserve Battalion once the 248th arrived in England.

John was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in the field on November 9th, 1917, in a reinforcement draft to take the place of the casualties inflicted on the unit at Passchendaele.

Seeing service with the 4th C.M.R. during the German spring offensive of 1918, he fought with them during the final 100 days without noted incident, and was struck off strength of the 4th C.M.R. on July 5th, 1919.

The above biography credit and thanks to: George Auer.