Henry William Dalton – Major, United States Army

Former Insurance Broker Lost On Western Front

Chicago Daily Tribune, January 31, 1945 – Major Henry William Dalton, former broker for Standard Insurance Company, has been missing in action on the European front since December 18, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Dalton, 1029 Chestnut Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois, disclosed yesterday.

Major Dalton, with an armored division, recently was mentioned in a news release as instrumental in saving the lives of several of his men in the German counterattack in Luxembourg.

Chicago Daily Tribune, May 16, 1945

 DALTON, Major Henry William, USA
Killed in action in Luxembourg, December
19, 1944.  Beloved husband of Dorothy
Foley Dalton, fond father of Jim, devoted son
of Henry G. and Florence L, brother of John M.
Memorial mass Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier Church, Wilmette, Illinois.

Henry William Dalton, Wilmette, Illinois.
World War II
Years Attended: 1940
College: Communications
Service branch: Army
Rank: Major
Date of Birth: 2/18/1913
Date of Death: 12/19/1944
Kappa Delta Rho-Illini, Flying Club, ROTC


Major Dalton died in Luxembourg of wounds received the day before when he manned an American tank single-handed to save men at a command post trapped by two German Tiger tanks.
Taken from University of Illinois at Urbana Alumni News, July, 1945
University of Illinois Veterans Memorial


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/18/1913
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/1944
  • SECTION: 1 SITE: 131-C

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