Samuel Michael DALE

DALE, Samuel Michael

Service Numbers: 3451, R3451
Enlisted: 5 October 1914, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Field Artillery Brigades
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1 January 1893
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 26 August 1966, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3451, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 3451, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 3451, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Borda, Melbourne
27 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
14 Feb 1917: Involvement Driver, SN R3451, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
14 Feb 1917: Embarked Driver, SN R3451, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , RMS Osterley, Melbourne
24 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3451, In France
18 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3451, Field Artillery Brigades, Gassed
22 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3451, Discharged at the 6th Military District as medically unfit

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph Dale of 157 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Husband of Violet Dale nee Petley of 1 Ruston Mews, St. Marks Road, Nottinghill, London, England. Samuel and Violet were married on 18 April 1918 at the Registry Office, Kensington, England and conducted by E.R. Barnes

Commenced return to Australia on 21 June 1919 aboard HT Konigin Luix disembarking on the 4 July 1919

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

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Other service number was R3451

Brother of John Dale who returned to Australia on 23 May 1917 having served with the  26th Battalion; and James Henry Dale who returned to Australia, 29 May 1917 having served with the 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train.