|Place of birth||Brunswick, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Dunloe Avenue, Mont Albert, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Gales, Dunloe Avenue, Mont Albert, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, Headquarters, Band|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Detached from 29th Bn and attached to 8th Bde Band, 3 September 1916.
Attached to 5th Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 17 February 1917.
Attached to 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters for band duties, 1 June 1917.
On leave to Paris, 25 November 1917; rejoined 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters, 30 November 1917.
On leave to England, 13 February 1918; rejoined 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters, 2 March 1918.
Transferred from 29th Bn to 32nd Bn, while at 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters, 12 October 1918; taken on strength of 32nd Bn while at 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters, 12 October 1918.
On leave to Paris, 9 December 1918; rejoined 8th Infantry Bde Headquarters, 17 December 1918.
Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 13 February 1919; disembarked Southampton, 14 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 April 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 14 June 1919.
Total war service: 1633 days' service (of which 1257 days were abroad).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GALES Herbert Edgar|