Norman James Dale

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Dale, Sapper Norman James no. 1350

1st Tunnelling Company.

Clyde Street, Croydon Park.


Born 1891 at Clyde Street, Croydon Park, son of Hugh Simpson & Ellen Dale.

Educated at Petersham Public School.

Enlisted 22/8/1915.

Casualty list SMH 7/12/1918 Died of illness.

AWM File IDRL428 Letters to the Red Cross re Australian Servicemen:

Certified by AIF Headquarters 27/12/1918, London: Died at the 5th General Hospital BEF France 6/11/1918 (sic) Broncho Pneumonia dtls N4S.

Lieutenant Colonel RAM Corps, Commanding Officer, No.5 General Hospital to ARC Soc. London: No.5 General Hospital BEF France 5/1/1919. Admitted 6/11/1918. Died 14/11/1918 suffering from Influenza (Broncho-Pneumonia) and buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, 16/11/1918 (Grave no.9635).

Died of pneumonia 14th November 1918, aged 27 at 5th A.G.H., France.

Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, grave S.III.Y.6.

Anzac Memorial has Sapper N.J. Dale.

Australian War Memorial records available at: and accessed 25/11/2016.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002