(Service number 2339)
|First Rank||Driver||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||17 September 1914||Age||39 years|
|Address at Enlistment||"Hazeldene", George Street, Burwood, New South Wales|
|Previous Military Experience||New Zealand Mounted Rifles - 8 years|
|Next of Kin||J. ARMSTRONG, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 10½ inches. Weight 184 lbs.|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Australian Reserve Park 1|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Company 10|
|Date||20 October 1914|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Army Service Corps|
|Campaigns||Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli); Western European|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||24 November 1945||Age||65 years|
|Place of Death||New South Wales|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, New South Wales|
|Memorial Reference||Presbyterian Section 6F, Row 3, Grave 209|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Hugh Dale, 2339, was 39 years old, a driver, and single, when he enlisted on 17 September 1914 at Marrickville, New South Wales. He had served for 8 years with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Discharged on 11 August 1917, he was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Sergeant Hugh Dale died on 24 November 1945, aged 65 years, and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, New South Wales. His grave is marked with a military headstone, which bears the inscription – “Oh for the touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice that is still.” The death registration names his parents as Hugh and Eliza.
More detail in Cenotaph Database.
Auckland War Memorial MuseumCenotaph Database [30 March 2020]; Find A Grave [16 April 2020]; Sydney Cemetery headstone transcription [16 April 2020]; Death registration [16 April 2020]
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