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William James Bale was born in Ballarat, and when he enlisted on 25th April 1917 he was 20 years old and single. He was a labourer. He was posted to the 59th Infantry Battalion with the Regimental No of 3348. He later transferred to the 38th Infantry Battalion. On 29th September 1918., during the heavy fighting In the St.Quentin area, he received a gun shot wound to his head . He died in the UK 9th General Hospital, and is buried in St Sever Cemetery at Rauen, France.
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