Edward A. Dingle

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Edward Archibald Dingle was born in Ballarat East in 1882. His parents were Edward Dingle and Rosa Dale of Ballarat. [1] He was a miner and said that he had been an apprentice as an iron turner for seven years.[2] When he enlisted Edward Dingle was 5'6" tall, and he weighed 140 pounds. He had dark complexion, with brown eyes and dark hair.[3] Edward Dingle's funeral notice was listed on the 18th February 1944 in the West Australian. It stated that he was late of Kalgoorlie, and listed his parents as his relatives. He was buried in the Methodist cemetery at Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia[4]

Military Experience

Although he listed his parents as his next of kin when he enlisted, Edward Dingle said that his permanent address was in Comet Vale in Western Australia. His parents were listed as living in Brown Hill, Ballarat. Sapper Edward (6810) enlisted on the 24th October 1916. This was his second attempt to enlist. His enlistment was subject to him having dental treatment done.Edward was nearly 34 years of age when he enlisted.He enlisted in the 3rd Tunnelling Company.[5] Edward Dingle's unit embarked from Melbourne on board the RMS Omrah, on the 17th January, 1917. Edward Dingle was sent to France, where he was wounded in action with injuries to his face, head and back, on the 15th June 1917. He was taken to the 1st Canadian General Hospital at Etaples.He rejoined his unit on the 22nd July 1019, and was again wounded (gassed) on the 12th August 1917.[6] He returned to Australia on the 2nd June 1919.[7]

See also

3rd Tunnelling Company

Edward Archibald Dingle is listed in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.[8]


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Denise Grant 3rd September 2014

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