|Place of birth||Bristol, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emily Hale, Lothian Street, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth). Twice convicted of drunkenness.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|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
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Found guilty, 3 July 1916, of being absent from Roll Call: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
On leave to United Kingdom, 11 April 1917; rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 30 April 1917.
Detached to 1st Anzac Corps School of Cookery, 19 August 1917; rejoined 29th Bn, 10 September 1917.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 25 November 1917 (scabies); rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 December 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 24 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 15 March 1918.
Admitted to 2/3 Home Counties Field Ambulance, 15 April 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Line of Communication; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 18 April 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 27 April 1918 (venereal disease: syphilis); to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 5 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to Base Depot, 27 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease, syphilis: 62 days.
Rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 6 July 1918.
Transferred to 32nd Bn, 12 October 1918.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 10 January 1919; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia form Devonport on board HT 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne (medically unfit), 16 July 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HALE Edward|