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Edward HALE

Regimental number1388
Place of birthBristol, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationQuarryman
AddressNorth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Hale, Lothian Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth). Twice convicted of drunkenness.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date16 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 3 July 1916, of being absent from Roll Call: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to United Kingdom, 11 April 1917; rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 30 April 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac Corps School of Cookery, 19 August 1917; rejoined 29th Bn, 10 September 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 25 November 1917 (scabies); rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 24 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 15 March 1918.

Admitted to 2/3 Home Counties Field Ambulance, 15 April 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Line of Communication; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 18 April 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 27 April 1918 (venereal disease: syphilis); to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 5 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to Base Depot, 27 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease, syphilis: 62 days.

Rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 6 July 1918.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 12 October 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 10 January 1919; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia form Devonport on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit), 16 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 March 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALE Edward

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