Dale enlisted on10 Dec 1941 and was posted to 2/11th Armoured Car Regiment on 20 Dec 1941. He transferred to 16th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 7 Jul 1944 and then to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 6 Nov 1944. He enplaned to Moresby on 10 May 1945 then embarked for New Britain aboard "SUVA" on 17 Apr 1945 and joined the unit as a Signaller on 19 Apr 1945. He was promoted to Acting Sergeant on 21 Nov 1945.
He returned to Australia 18 Jan 1946 and was discharged on 29 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps