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Dale, F.J., Pte., 1914
NER Railway Magazine Page 277 1914.

Fred Johnston Dale

On La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial is the name of 7681 Private Fred Johnston Dale, serving with the King's Own Scottish Borderers who died 23/08/1914.

He was the son of Joseph and Hannah Dale, of 1, Stokoe Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Annie Dale, of 5, Cemetery Road, Gateshead-on-Tyne. He was killed in action during the fighting at Mons on August 23rd, when the British troops made a gallant resistance against superior numbers.

Before the outbreak of war, Fred, who was 30 years of age, was employed as goods porter at Forth Station.

He entered the N.E.R. in January, 1911. Prior to this he was employed as a motor-rolley loader.

He was a reservist of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, with which he had served for 12 years at Berwick. He leaves a widow and 3 children.

Source: NER Railway Magazine 1914, Page 277.

He is remembered on the York Railway Memorial, and at Newcastle on NUT.024 and NUT.079

The CWGC entry for Private Dale

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