Percy Cecil DALE MID

DALE, Percy Cecil

Service Number: 504
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dulwich Hill,, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia, 1966, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Dalby St. John's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 504, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
29 Jun 1915: Involvement 504, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked 504, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
10 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 26th Infantry Battalion
26 Feb 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Mentioned in Sir Doug Haigh's despatch of 7 November 1917 for actions between 26 February 1917 and 21 September 1917 Awarded and promulgated in the London Gazette, Second Supplement, Number 30448 on 28 December 1917; Commonwealth Gazette, Number 57 on 18 April 1918.
20 Jun 1917: Promoted Staff Sergeant, At England
23 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, 504, Discharged at 2nd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Trappit Dale and Katie Dale of Inverell, NSW

At the time of enlistment he was employed by the Union Bank of Australia, Rockhampton, QLD

Commenced return to Australia on 19 June 1919 on board HT Militaides disembarking on 8 August 1919

During 1921c Percy married Charlotte Evans in the Ashfield district

Medals: Mentioned in Despatches;  1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal