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Walter Andrew Vale was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and an electrical engineer when he enlisted with the 2nd Field Ambulance on 19 August 1914 at the age of 28. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914. His term of service with the AIF was brief; he embarked for England on 18 August 1915 and received a discharge as a Lance Corproal on 24 December of that year having received a commission in the 9th reserve Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment of the Australian Expeditionary Force in England where he reached the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star by the AIF and the British War Medal and Victory Medal by the AEF.
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