|Place of birth||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Brother, John Dailey, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Divisional Ammunition Column (Sept-Oct 1914)|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 1 March 1915 [but did not serve at Gallipoli].
Found guilty, Alexandria, 2 July 1915, of disobeying a lawful command given by a superior officer in the execution of his duty: awarded 7 days' detention.
Admitted to 15th General Hospital, Abbassia, 9 July 1915; transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 15 July 1915; discharged, 16 August 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 39 days.
Transferred to 7th Battery, Zabrich, 27 August 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 21 August 1916 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and then to Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to England, 27 August 1916, and admitted to County of London Hospital, Epsom, 28 August 1916; discharged from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, on furlough, 31 October 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, and marched into Base Depot, Etaples, 27 February 1917.
Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 12 March 1917.
On leave to England, 24 September 1918; rejoined unit in Belgium from leave, 9 October 1917.
Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1918 (diarrhoea); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1918; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 August 1918; to England, 10 August 1918, and admitted to Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester, 11 August 1918 (diarrhoea: slight); discharged on furlough, 17 August 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 31 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918 (Submarine Guard duty); disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918, for onward travel by rail to Melbourne; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 16 February 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Tower Hill Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAILEY William James|