George Cecil DALE

Badge Number: 21333, Sub Branch: Railways

DALE, George Cecil

Service Number: 1438
Enlisted: 7 December 1916
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Railway Unit (AIF)
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, 18 October 1897
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver, S.A.R.
Died: Railway Accident, head hit tunnel, Adelaide, South, 9 September 1952, aged 54 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: KO, Road: 14, Site No: 55
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Keswick Prospect Highbury Street Methodist Sunday School Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

7 Dec 1916: Enlisted
11 May 1917: Involvement Private, 1438, Railway Unit (AIF)
11 May 1917: Embarked Private, 1438, Railway Unit (AIF), HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, 1438

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 10 September 1952


DALE. — On September 9 (result of accident), George Cecil, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen Alice and loving father of Heather and Jack. Aged 55 years.


DALE. — THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. GEORGE CECIL DALE (late 4th Broad gauge Railway Operating Company, 1st A.I.F.) are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave his late residence, 36 Avenue road, Prospect on THURSDAY, at 11 a.m., for the A.I.F. Cemetery. CHAS. A. BERRY & SON. A.F.D.A. Funeral Directors. 157 Magill rd., Maylands.


The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 10 September 1952

Train Driver Killed

The engine driver of a Pinnaroo-bound passenger train was fatally injured yesterday after he had climbed from the cabin to the tender, near Upper Sturt tunnel. He was George Cecil Dale, 58, of Avenue road, Prospect. When Dale did not return to the cabin, his fireman climbed the tender at Mount Lofty and found him unconscious with head injuries. It is believed that Dale struck his head on the tunnel. He was taken by Stirling District Ambulance to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but was dead on arrival. Dale was replaced by another driver, who was on the train learning the route. Last week a new Australian was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, after he had struck his head on an overway bridge at Aldgate while standing on the tender of an engine.

News (Adelaide, SA: 1923 - 1954) Friday 19 September 1952



Coroner (Mr. Cleland) at in quest today found George Cecil Dale, 55, enginedriver, late of Avenue road, Prospect, died through misadventure. His head hit tunnel.