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Place of birthLillmur, Victoria
SchoolMalcif School
ReligionChurch of England
Address38 Dartmouth Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel May Hales, Clareville, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st ANZAC Cyclist Corps
FateKilled in Action 20 December 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 19), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Harriet HALES; husband of Mabel HALES, 45 Bakewell Road, Evandale, South Australia. Native of Lillimur, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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