Walter Horace Elgar HALE

Regimental number815
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address37 Attfield Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W H Hale, 37 Attfield Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIX, F, Grave No. 45), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (bronze plaque) in St George's Cathdral, Perth, Western Australia: 'Members of the Cathedral Choir who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. The stop on the Great Organ Lieblick Gedacht is given by fellow choristers and friends Anzac Day 1931.' Parents: William and Mary HALE, 37 Artfield Street, Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7074 Pte Daniel Everard HALE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918; 815 Pte James William HALE, 1st Anzac Corps School, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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