|Place of birth||North Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||Marunga PO via Shepparton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Friend, H. Fletcher, Marunga PO via Shepparton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Mary Ann DALE of Moonah, Tasmania, and the late Thomas DALE. Native of Whittlesea, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 702 Pte George Thomas DALE, 5th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Missing in action, reported wounded, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916'.
File has notation: 'Presumed to be buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J90 43 to 5K 0 2 5 1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalMother wrote to Base Records, 7 September 1921: ' ... he was in the Big Battle on Somme on the 19 of July 1916 wounded and they were not to take any of the [?] in from the field for 48 hours as the Germans Batted [bayonetted?] him and berried him alive, were he fell this is the story I got from the field from a mate of his the name was Fellows. I burnt the letter about a week before I got yours excuse me.'
|Miscellaneous details||Attestation Form notes 'bent toe R foot'.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DALE Frederick|