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Walter Hugh VAILE

Regimental number1928
Place of birthGreenwich, England
SchoolKew High School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia1
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
Address140 Rathmines Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs. A.C. Vaile, Rathmines Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date15 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a prominent member of the Banks Rowing Club, Melbourne.
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death34
Place of burialCalais Southern Cemetery (Plot A, Row Officers, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Golden and Mary VAILE; husband of Mrs. A.C. VAILE, "Elouera", Pleasant Road, Auburn, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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