DALE, Hugh
(Service number 2339)

First Rank Driver Last Rank Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 17 September 1914 Age 39 years
Address at Enlistment "Hazeldene", George Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Occupation Driver
Previous Military Experience New Zealand Mounted Rifles - 8 years
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. ARMSTRONG, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10½ inches. Weight 184 lbs.

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Australian Reserve Park 1
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Company 10
Date 20 October 1914
Transport Armadale
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Army Service Corps

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli); Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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