B513032 Regimental Sergeant-Major Herbert Arnold “Rick” Dory, CD served during the Second World War and was Regimental Sergeant-Major of the 3rd Battalion in Toronto.
Born in Toronto in 1924 to Thomas A Dory and Leta Winifred (Brown), he grew up in the High Park area and later moved to North York. He worked for Westeel as a welder and then moved on to BA Petroleum.
Dory enlisted during the Second World War and, like Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, first started in the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders but soon transferred to the Queen’s Own. He trained in Newfoundland and in England, but the war ended before he reached Europe.
He remained in the Queen’s Own following the war and was promoted to Warrant Officer 1st Class and appointed as Regimental Sergeant-Major of the 3rd Battalion in Toronto in 1964. Rick and his wife, June G. Broadworth, had one son, Richard, who was a Sergeant in the Regiment.
He died in 1982 and is buried with June in Westminster Memorial Park, Toronto.
Timeline of Military Service:
- 1943/44, enlisted for service during WWII;
- 1957, May 20, WOII H. A. Dory awarded Canadian Forces Decoration;
- 1964, WOI H. A. Dory, CD replaces WOI T. F. Burroughs, CD as Regimental-Sergeant Major 3rd Battalion;
- 1966, Chief Warrant Officer J. Green, CD, replaces WOI H. A. Dory, CD as Regimental Sergeant-Major