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Percival William DALE

Regimental number3507
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressColeraine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Joseph W Dale, Coleraine, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For most conspicuous gallantry and endurance in remaining at duty with his gun after being wounded three times during the assult on the Hindenburg Line.
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry, endurance and devotion to duty in remaining at duty with his gun after being wounded 3 times during the assault on the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May, 1917. On being ordered back he assisted another wounded man through a heavy barrage to the Aid Post, a journey of well over half an hour.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory medal

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