Frederick W. Vale

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History

Frederick William Vale was born at Ballarat. He studied Engine Driving at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1898, Freehand Drawing in 1889, and unspecified subjects in 1900 and 1901.[1][2] Frederick Vale (4797) enlisted into the 5th Tunnelling Company during World War One on 11 April 1916 at the age of 39. He gave his trade as 'engine driver', and his next of kin Mrs Mary Vale, his wife. Vale enlisted at Claremont,Tasmania. He was later transferred into the 3rd Tunnelling Company.[3]

Sapper Vale embarked on the HMAT Warilda from Melbourne on 25 May 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on 17 July 1916.[4]

On 14 October 1917 the following medical history was given on Sapper Vale: 'Commenced to get short of breath in October 1916. England.Used to get short of breath prior to enlistment. Has lost one stone in weight.[5]


Military Experience

See also

3rd Tunnelling Company

5th Tunnelling Company

References

  1. McCallum, M.M., Ballarat Citizens and Sports at Home and Abroad, McCallum Press and Publishing Company, 1916.
  2. McCallum, M.M., Ballarat Citizens and Sports at Home and Abroad, McCallum Press and Publishing Company, 1916.
  3. NAA B2555: Vale Frederick W.
  4. NAA B2555: Vale Frederick W.
  5. NAA B2555: Vale Frederick W.

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