Source: May 1915 War Diary.
Distinguished Service Order
Excerpt from IODE Books of Remembrance
Graduate Royal Military College 1914.
Lieutenant Donald E. A. Rispin joined the 18th Battalion in London, Ontario Nov 4, 1914 and proceeded to England with that unit in April 1915 and then to France in Sept. of the same year. He was attached to 1st Can Bde H.Q. from Feb. 5th to Mar. 5th, 1916, attached to H.Q. 2nd Div April 3rd till Nov 1st 1916.
On June 12, 1916, Lieutenant Rispin was promoted to Captain and later appointed acting Staff Captain of the 4th Can Bde on Nov. 1st. In December of 1916 he was attached to the Corps H. Qrs. He was appointed Staff Captain of the 4th Can Bde in Dec 1916 and later promoted to Major in the same month. On September 17, 1917, He was appointed D.A.A.C. 2nd Div H. Qrs and later appointed D.A.Q.M.C. 2nd Div on August 10, 1918.
Mentioned in dispatches and awarded D.S.O. Jan 1918. Left France May 1919.
Discharged at London May 28th 1919 due to demobilization.