In December of 1942 Captain William L. A. Allison was appointed staff Captain at the Directorate of personal Services Branch at the National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. Formerly with the Srigley Motors in Chatham, he was then living at 191 Joseph Street, Chatham.
William had been in the militia for eleven years, he had to undergo an operation for an old shoulder operation in order to go on active service.
Captain Allison had been on duty in London, ON. prior to his transfer. CDN 19/12/42
Major Allison was reported arriving from Ottawa to be with his wife and baby daughter Nancy at their home on Joseph St., Chatham for the Christmas week-end. CDN 19/12/44 Major Allison was reported to have arrived overses attached to the Adjutant General’s Staff. At the time his wife was living on Joseph St., Chatham.
In April 1947 received the 20 year Service Medal.
Served with National Defence Headquarters in London, Ontario, Ottawa and London England.