Private James Richard Dillon Jr.
James Dillon Jr. was born in Ontario, Canada to his parents James and Maude Dillon on May 9, 1921. James Dillon Sr. served during World War 1 with the 42nd Battalion of the Black Watch. The Dillon family was of Irish descent, settling in Canada as their new home. James was an intelligent and studious young man, he completed four years at a Technical High School, later attending two more years of night school at the Ontario College of Arts. James was residing at 76 Dixon Avenue in Toronto and working as a Commercial Artist at the time he decided to enlist in the army.