Lieutenant Colonel Norman D Dingle, ED,
Dingle was born in 1893 in Tavistock, England. He moved to Calgary in
1904 joining the University of Alberta contingent of the Canadian
Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) at the outbreak of the First World War.
Norman went overseas with the battalion, receiving his commission in
the field with the imperial unit of the Post Office Rifles. Norman was
the Crown Prosecutor at the Calgary police court as well as carrying
on his own law practice after the war when he joined the Calgary
Highlanders when they were formed in 1921.
In 1933, Colonel Dingle was appointed the
Commanding Officer of the Calgary Highlanders. He remained in this
position until 1938. At the outbreak of war in 1939, Norman gave up
his law practice and served in many capacities with the Number 13
military district in Calgary, including as Commanding Officer of the
2nd Battalion. After the war he resumed law practice by himself and
also was associated with several law firms over the years. During his
lifetime he was active with the 10th Battalion Association, the
St.John's Cricket Club, the Calgary Soccer Club and the Alberta
Provincial Rifle Association. He was president of the Imperial
Veterans' Association at the time of its absorption into the Canadian
Legion. Colonel Norman D. Dingle died in December 1962 at the age of
69 and is buried in Queen's
Park Cemetery in Calgary.
Lieutenant Colonel DA Ross
D. Alex Ross was born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland on 20
January 1900. His parents moved to Montreal after his birth, and he
was educated in Canada. He enlisted in the 103rd Regiment (Calgary
Rifles) in 1915, and went overseas and into the Tenth Battalion CEF as
a Private that same year. He was wounded on 8 August 1918 near
Amiens, France and released from the service shortly after.
In 1921 he
joined the Militia as a Lieutenant in the 13th Canadian Machine Gun
Battalion and served with them in Medicine Hat until 1932. In 1940 he
re-enlisted with the 2nd Battalion, Calgary Highlanders which was a
part-time reserve unit in Canada. He served as Captain and Officer
Commanding "C" Company which was located in Okotoks, Alberta. From
1941-43 he served as Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General of Alberta,
and became Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion in 1942 in the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement in 1943, he moved with his
wife, daughter and two sons to Vancouver. In civilian life, he worked
with Canadian Bakeries Ltd. beginning in 1921 and retired as Chief
Executive Officer. As a Chartered Accountant he also held numerous
offices in civic organizations and clubs, and was deeply involved with
the building of the Air Cadet movement.
Lieutenant Colonel NV Waddell, MC
Norman V Waddell had served as Officer Commanding "C" Company
in July 1941 at Camp Sarcee and took command of the 2nd Battalion in
Calgary in 1944. On 28 September 1945, he took leave, and resigned on
9 November 1945. He had been the western manager of the Ford Motor
Company in civilian life.
Private Rosling joined the 2nd Battalion, Calgary Highlanders
in September 1940, taking basic training at Camp Sarcee near Calgary.
He was promoted Corporal in 1941 and Sergeant in January of the next
year. After attending Officers Training Camp at Gordon Head,
Victoria, BC he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in January
1942. He became a Captain in July 1943 and a Major on 18 August
1944. After twice temporarily commanding the battalion in September
1944, he was appointed to permanent command in November. On 1 April
1946 the 2nd Battalion was disbanded. Major Rosling now commanded The
Calgary Highlanders, but only until 18 May 1946 when he relinquished
command. He resigned from the Army in November 1946 as a Major.