|Place of birth||Canwell England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Dale, Camwell Lodge, Sutton, Goldfield, Birmingham, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of front line post.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of an isolated front line post, which was blown in by hostile shell fire three times during the course of the day. On each occasion he mustered his men, re-dug and consolidated the position setting a stirring example to those under him. The post was a most important one, and it was due to the courage and determination of this N.C.O. that the garrison was able to hold on.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
'During our operations east of HESBECOURT on the 18th September, 1918, Corporal DALE was in charge of a section on the Right flank of the Company, and throughout the advance maintained excellent direction and kept his men under perfect control - a most difficult performance under the prevailing conditions. When his section was held up by a nest of Machine Guns he showed great courage and initiative in overcoming their resistance. On reaching the final objective Corporal DALE remained in command of the Platoon; he thereupon reorganised it and supervised its consolidation. Throughout the attack his work was of the very highest order and canot be spoken of too highly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115