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Hale Walter Horace Elgar
12th Bn. Australian Infantry
Fremantle , Western Australia
5 october 1917
Son of William Henry and Mary Ann Hale, of 37, Attfield St., Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia
Fremantle Boys State School
5'6" = 1.67 m
148 lbs = 67 kg
Church of England
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot LIX , Row F , Stone 45
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5 october 1917
Enlisted in the 12th Bn. Australian Infantry
Lance Corporal 'G' Coy. 12th Bn. Australian Infantry
Embarked per HMT 'Devanah' at Alexandria , Egypt to join the M.E.F at Gallipoli.
Admitted to Hospital Ship 'McGillivray' with a gunshot wound to the finger.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casulaty Clearing Station ex 'McGillivray'
Discharged to unit.
Promoted Sergeant and proceeded to hospital
Admitted to N°2 Field Ambulance with bronchitis
Transferred to 1st Casualty Clearing Station and later transferred to Base.
Admitted to Hospital Ship 'Devanah' with bronchitis
Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital at Ghezireh , Egypt
Moved to Convalescent Depot with influenza
Transferred to Montasah (British Red Cross Convalescent Depot)
Discharged to Base details and marched in at ANZAC overseas depot at Mustapha , Egypt.
Embarked at Alexandria per SS'Megantic' to join unit.
Wrongly reported killed in action
Promoted Company Quarter Master Sergeant at Mudros
Embarked at Mudros , per HMT 'Lake Michigan' , for Alexandria , Egypt.
To be Company Sergeant Major and Warrant Officer II class
Proceeded to join the B.E.F.
Disembarked at Marseille
Promoted Second Lieutenant
Promoted Lieutenant in the field.
Wounded in action
Admitted to the 38th Casualty Clearing Station with gun shot wound to the neck.
Transferred to 3rd General Hospital at Le Treport
Embarked at Le Havre , per HS 'Dunluce Castle'
Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital , Wandsworth
Discharged to duty.
Marched in ex Perham Downs at Training Depot N°2.
Marched out to Parkhouse Camp
Placed on the supernumerary list to act as Conducting Officer
Marched out to Overseas Training Depot at Hurdcott
Marched in at 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot at Le Havre , France
Proceeded to unit.
Rejoined Battalion in the field.
Killed in action
An extract from the 12th Bn. AIF war diary , 5 october 1917:
Location : Westhoek Ridge
' Moved up to the front line and relieved the 1st & 4th Battalions. Lieutenant Hale killed in action'
An eye-witness account of his death from Private Cowderoy T.H. :
' We were in Polygon Wood on October 5th. He was up in the trench leading a party over when he was struck by a shell and wounded in the breast and died a few hours later.
I saw this myself and helped to bury him 300 yards on the other side of the Zonnebeke Gasometer.'