William Shortall DALTON

William Shortall Dalton Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Cheesemaker
Enlisted
18-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
24
Status
Single
Service No
1351
Rank
Sapper
Unit
Mining Corps, 1st Reinforcements
Embarked
20-February-2016
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
5 May 1917
Place
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 1402 Private John Hallinan Dalton.

 

William Dalton arrived in France in May 1916 and transferred to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company. In Belgium near Ypres in May 1917 he was wounded in the head by shrapnel and died of his wounds the same day. He was buried three days later.

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