Gunner Dalton Martin enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942. He tried to sign up for training in a new radar program but was forced to pick another program and served as an artillery surveyor with the 19th Canadian Army Field Regiment (Self Propelled) Royal Canadian Artillery. On D-Day Dalton landed on Juno Beach and was with the first wave of men to come ashore. He had spent his 21st birthday in a foxhole outside of Caen, France. Dalton moved with his regiment through France, Belgium, Holland and into Germany. He received the 1939-45 Star, France and German Star and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. He returned home in December of 1945 and received his discharge in January of 1946. He married Anne Semesock in 1949 and they raised ten children. After briefly living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan they settled in Lethbridge AB. He was in the Land Surveying business until his passing in January of 2009. He was a member of the Legion Branch #4 in Lethbridge for 38 years.