Charles BALE

BALE, Charles

Service Number: 479
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newport, England, 6 August 1890
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Board School, Newport, England
Occupation: Enameller
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 28, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 479, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 479, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 479, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 21 years

Son of Samuel and Annie Bale of Napier Street, Essendon, Victoria. Brother of James Bale of Nova Scotia and Mary Florence Nichols

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Also served with the Monmouthshire Volunteers for 2 years