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Thomas Hale
Mary Hill
Newton Chaplin
Maria Warner
Samuel Joel Hale
(Cal 1852-1901)
Emily Maria Chaplin
(Cal 1857-After 1919)

Arthur Hale


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Arthur Hale

  • Born: 1883, Kyneton 1
  • Died: 8 Jun 1918, France 2
  • Buried: Corbie Cemetery, France 3

  General Notes:

There is some evidence that this is Arthur Hale. It was found in the album of his cousin Annie Bertha Hale and the back has her name and the year 1901. There are two other photos in her album similarly signed and dated. Annie had only two other male Hale cousins, Arthur s brother Thomas and the son of William Daniel Hale. I have positively identified one of these photos as Thomas (019.006B.tif) and have strong indications that the other is William (019.004B.tif). The date on the back of this photo is January 1901. (According to Davies and Stanbury Talma operated at 119 Swanston Street from 1893 to 1900 which almost fits). We know that by about 1905 Arthur was living in Collie with Annie's sister Caroline and her husband Herbert Shaw and it is likely that he accompanied them to Perth a few months after their October 1900 marriage and that this photo was taken just before that journey. In Collie Arthur took up some land and there is a photo taken there probably by Herbert that shows a slimly built young man of very similar appearance weilding an axe while smoking a pipe in front of cleared and stacked trees (014_145.tif).

Note that the Kyneton war memorial has "A. S. Hale" on it - was his middle name "Samuel"?
Regimental number7748
Place of birth Kyneton, Victoria
School Kyneton State School, Victoria
Religion Church of England
Address Kumminin, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Hale, Woodside Crescent, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSecretary, Roads Board, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCorbie Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot 2, Row E, Grave No. 58), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial79
Miscellaneous information from
cemetery recordsParents: Samuel and Emily HALE, 3 Rathmines Road, Toorak, Victoria. Native of Tayneton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [11763] Lt Thomas Newton HALE, 3rd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal



He worked as a Farmer in 1910 and resided at "Five Acre Blocks", Collie, WA. 4

He worked as a Farmer and Sec. Roads Board before 1918 and resided at Kumminin, Bruce Rock, WA. 5


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Birth 1883/24456. Family Name: HALE Given Name(s): Arthur Sex: Unknown Event: BIRTH Father's Name: Samuel Joel Mother's Name: CHAPLIN - Emily Maria Spouse's Family Name: Spouse's Given Name(s): Age: Birth Place: KTON Death Place: Registration Year: 1883 Registration Number: 24456.

2 Letter - Rosemary Hale 2003 Email including a two page family history.
Emails - 2007.

3 Australian War Museum, Roll of Honour.

4 Online Census and BMD,, Australian Electoral Rolls.

5 Australian War Museum, Roll of Honour form / Embarkation 1917.