Edward George DALE


DALE, Edward George

Service Number: 3030
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 26 May 1890
Home Town: East Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 28 October 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XXII, Row H, Grave No. 8A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Brisbane War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
24 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 69th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 26th Infantry Battalion
28 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3030, 26th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


DALE.— Died of gunshot wounds on 28th October, in France, Private Edward George Dale, aged 25 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Dale, East Brisbane.

His King and country called him,
The call was not in vain;
For on our roll of honour,
You will find our hero's name.

DALE.— In memory of Private Edward George Dale, Northcote street, East Brisbane, died from gunshot wounds, on the 28th October, 1917. Deeply mourned.

Somewhere in France he is sleeping,
Away from Australia's shore;
May his soul find rest in heaven,
In peace for evermore.

Inserted by his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Collins.' from The Telegraph 17 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)