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Collins DALE

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Surname: DALE

Forename(s): Collins

Place of Birth: Glusburn, Yorkshire

Service No: 3001

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South African Infantry, 2nd Regiment (Natal and O.F.S.)

Battalion / Unit: ---

Division: 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1916-07-18

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 4 C.

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CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Benjamin Collins Dale (born 18 May 1889) was the son of Thomas and Ellen Dale, née Warner. Thomas was born at Glusburn, Yorkshire and Ellen in Co. Cork, Ireland.

1891 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Green Lane - Benjamin Dale, aged 1 year, born Glusburn, son of Ellen Dale (married).

Private Collins Dale was listed as missing in action at Delville Wood, Longueval, during the Battle of the Somme.

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South African Infantry, 2nd Regiment (Natal and O.F.S.)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South African Infantry, 2nd Regiment (Natal and O.F.S.)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division

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Surname: DALE

Forename(s): Collins

Country of Service: South African

Service Number: 3001

Rank: Private

Regiment: 2nd Regt. South African Infantry

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Age: 28

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Died Date: 18/07/1916

Additional Information: Brother of James Dale, of Greenwood Park, Durban, Natal, South Africa.

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Birth Certificate for Benjamin Collings Dale

Birth Certificate for Benjamin Collings Dale

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Ellen Dale

Ellen Dale

Ellen Dale, née Warner, the mother of Private Collins Dale

Courtesy of Peter Hodkinson, South Africa

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08 September 1916

GLUSBURN SOLDIER MISSING

Information has been received by Miss E. Dale, of Green Lane, Glusburn, that her nephew, Private Collins Dale, of the South African Force, has been missing since July 18th. Private Dale is the son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Thomas Dale, formerly of Glusburn. Mr. Dale is at present resident in South Africa. Mrs. Dale died some years ago. Private Dale left the village when quite a boy and visited the old home some months ago, on his arrival with the South African contingent. He saw service under General Botha in the recent rebellion. When last heard from he was in France.

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