World War 1 - Gallipoli 

Plaque No 2:  

Major Frank M.W. Parker DSO (Hale School, 1887-1894)

8th Artillery Battery
Died of Disease

Cairo , Egypt
15 March 1915, Aged 39

Another Boer War veteran - Died of Disease (Meningitis), Cairo , 15 March 1915, just prior to the embarkation for the Gallipoli Peninsular - aged 39 years

Dedicated by Mr Stephen Parker & Family
Placed by Mr Stephen Parker

Plaque No 3:  

L/Cpl Donald Forrest (Hale School, 1901-1905)
16th A.A.S.C. (Farrier)  10th Light Horse Regiment
Died of Disease

Suez , Egypt
2 May 1915, Aged 22

Died of pneumonia, Suez , 2 May 1915 as his unit made ready to embark for the Gallipoli Peninsular. He was aged 21 years

Dedicated by Mr Don Forrest & Family
Placed by Miss Grace Forrest, assisted by grandfather, Don Forrest

Plaque No 4:   

Pte Leslie P. Weaver (entered Hale School , 1900)
11th Battalion
Killed In Action
Gallipoli
2 May 1915, Aged 29

Killed in Action, 2 May 1915 (the 1st Haleian killed on Gallipoli), aged 29 years

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by the 1999 Captain of School, Alex Purtill

Plaque No 5:  

L/Cpl James H.  Chalmers (Hale School Master, just prior to the war)
11th Battalion
Killed In Action
Lone Pine, Gallipoli
21 May 1915, Aged 30

Died of wounds  21 May 1915, aged 30 years

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by Mr Alistair MacMillan, the longest serving staff member at Hale School

Plaque No 6:  

Pte Aubrey Hardwicke (entered Hale School , 1905)
3rd Battalion
Killed In Action
Gallipoli
Aged 25

Killed in Action  26 May 1915, aged 25 years

Dedicated by Mr Tim Hantke & Family. 

Tim's father, Ted, was the first recipient of the Aubrey Hardwicke memorial prize for Captain of School in 1924, 75 years ago (presented by Aubrey's parents).

Placed by two other Aubrey Hardicke prize recipients, Dr Eric Isaachsen, who was Captain of School in 1968 and Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Mr Paul Isaachsen, Captain of School in 1998.

Plaque No 7:  

Pte George H. Francisco (entered Hale School , 1888)
11th Battalion
Killed In Action 

Bolton 's Ridge Gallipoli
28 June, 1915  Aged 41

Killed in Action  28 June 1915, aged 41 years

Four Haleians, all members of the 10th Light Horse Regiment, were killed on 7 August 1915 at The Nek - as depicted in the concluding scenes of Peter Weir's poignant film, "Gallipoli"

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by the then Deputy Headmaster, Mr Roy Kelley 

Plaque No 8:  

Tpr Harold  Barraclough (entered Hale School 1907)
10th  Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
The Nek, Gallipoli,
7 August 1915  Aged 20

Killed in Action, The Nek, 7 August 1915, aged 20 years

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by Haleian, Lieutenant-Colonel John Deykin, himself a former commanding officer of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and representing the Old Boys' Association

Plaque No 9:  

Sgt Reginald J. Moore (entered Hale School , 1891)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
The Nek Gallipoli
7 August 1915 Aged 36

Killed in Action, The Nek, 7 August 1915, aged 36 years

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by Dr Ken Tregonning

Plaque No 10:  

Capt Vernon F. Piesse (entered Hale School , 1896)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
The Nek Gallipoli
7 August 1915 Aged 26

Killed in Action,  The Nek, 7 August 1915, aged 26 years

Dedicated by the Piesse Family
Placed by a descendent, Geraldine Harkness, representing the members of the family

Plaque No 11: 

Lt A. Phipps Turnbull (Hale School, 1898 - 1907)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
The Nek Gallipoli
7 August 1915 Aged 27

Killed in Action, The Nek, 7 August 1915, aged 27 years

Dedicated by the Piggott Family
Placed by Matthew Piggott, the recipient of a Hale School Turnbull/Elgee Scholarship between 1988-92, assisted by the then joint Captains of Turnbull House in the Junior School , Francis Cousin, Evan McMurdo and William Davies.

Plaque No 12:  

Capt H. Phillip Fry (Hale School 1895-1898)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
Hill 60 Gallipoli
29 August 1915 Aged 32

Killed in Action 29 August 1915, at Hill 60, Gallipoli, aged 33 years

Cpt Fry was killed at Hill 60, only several weeks after the action at The Nek. It was in this engagement that another Western Australian 10th Light Horseman, Hugo Throssell, a farmer from Northam, won a Victoria Cross.

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by Mr Tom Hoar, formerly the Deputy Headmaster at Hale School

Plaque No 13:  

2nd Lt George A. Leake (Hale School, 1897-1898)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Killed In Action
Hill 60 Gallipoli
29 August 1915 Aged 28

Killed in Action, 29 August 1915, aged 28 years
2nd Lt Leake was killed at Hill 60, only several weeks after the action at The Nek

Dedicated by the Leake Family
Placed by family members, Mrs Jennifer Bagshaw & Mrs Anne Clark

Plaque No 14:  

Cpl Harold A. Campbell (Hale School 1885-1886)
16th Battalion
Killed In Action
Gallipoli
19 November 1915  Aged 43

Killed in Action, 19th November 1915, aged 43 years

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by the Mr John Costigan a former Hale School father and Mr Don Meredith, a former Hale School grandfather. Mr Costigan and Mr Meredith represented Mr Ray Hepworth and others of the Honour Avenue Committee of the Highgate Returned Servicemen's League. It is this body that manufactures and maintains the many plaques commemorating fallen servicemen in Kings Park . They have also involved themselves in the Hale School project.

Plaque No 15:  

Tpr Raymond T. Cowan (Hale School, 1910 -1914)
10th Light Horse Regiment
Died of Disease

Damascus , Syria
24 October 1918  Aged 20

Another Western Australian 10th Light Horseman who survived the campaigns in the deserts of Palestine and Syria to die of disease in Damascus on the 24 October 1918, just days after the taking of the city.

Raymond was 20 years of age

Dedicated by the Cowan Family
Placed by 92 year old, Miss Isobelle Cowan, sister of Raymond, assisted by three of Raymond's Haleian descendents, Bill, Peter & Jim Cowan


World War 1 - The Western Front


Plaque No 16: 

Capt Cecil M. Foss MC (entered Hale School 1907)
28th Battalion
Killed in Action
Pozieres
11 August 1916  Aged 24

Captain Foss was from a farming family at Babakin. His nickname at school was "Nurse".

He joined the Western Australian 28th Battalion in 1915 and subsequently fought in the Gallipoli campaign.

Later, in France , he led the first assault by Australian troops at Armientieres in April 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for valour in action.

Australian forces then became involved in the August, Somme Valley offensive. Over twenty thousand young Australians were to subsequently lose their lives in the Pozieres/Mouquet Farm sector of the line.

Cecil Foss was the first Haleian killed in action in France at  Pozieres village on 11th August, 1916, in the push to control the heights overlooking the German lines.

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by Ms Nadine Fraize who had recently resigned from her post as Head of Languages at Hale School to return to her native country of France .

Ms Fraize expressed her pleasure at being asked to lay this plaque as an expression of the strong bond, even today, between the French and Australian people, a lasting legacy of the involvement of Australians in France during the Great War.

Plaque No 17:

Capt A. Barr Montgomery m.i.d.
Worcester Regiment British Army
Killed in Action
Mouquet Farm
17 August 1916  Aged 25 years

Captain Montgomery had been Captain of School in 1911 and he was also the first player to take a hundred wickets in Darlot Cup cricket.

A promising career, both on the sporting field and in business lay ahead of him when he finished his education. At the outbreak of war in 1914, however, he left university and joined the Worcester Regiment of the British Army and was posted to the Western Front where he was mentioned in despatches for his efforts in the front line.

He was killed at Mouquet Farm, close to Pozieres, on the 17th August, 1916.

Dedicated by Hale School
Placed by the then Captain of School, Clancy Rudeforth.

Plaque No 18:

Cpl Lance H. Hester
51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Mouquet Farm
3 September 1916  Aged 23 years

Corporal Hester, from a farming family in Bridgetown , entered Hale School in 1906 and later was a member of the 1910 Battalion Cup shooting team which won the state schoolboy's title.

As a member of the 51st Battalion he lost his life at Mouquet Farm on 3rd September, 1916.

Dedicated by his family
Laid by his sister-in-law Mrs Dorothy Hester, assisted by his neice, Mrs Anne Harse.

Plaque No 19:

Cpl James Oliver Gemmell (Hale School 1903-1906)
11th/51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Mouquet Farm/Pozieres
3 Sept 1916 aged 26 years

Not long after the outbreak of the Great War Corporal Gemmell joined the Western Australian 11th Battalion (January 1915) and served with them on Gallipoli.

He transferred to the 51st Battalion and travelled with them to France and went into action with them later in the year during the great Somme offensive.

He was killed in action at Mouqet Farm on 3rd September 1916. He was 26 years of age.

Dedicated by his family.

Plaque No 20:

C.S.M. Laurence A. Renou DCM (Hale School 1908-09)
52nd Battalion
Died of Wounds
Hampshire England
6 November 1916  Aged 24 years

His father was a civil engineer. The family lived at Cannington.

Joined the predominantly Tasmanian 12th Battalion and then transferred to the more recently formed 52nd Battalion for the Pozieres offensive, as a Company Sergeant-Major, having earlier been decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his services on Gallipoli.

Was badly wounded at Pozieres and died of those wounds in England on 6th November 1916.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Mr George Kailis, then Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds sub-committee of the Hale School Board of Governors.

Plaque No 21:

Cpl Francis H. Christie
11th Battalion
Died Of Wounds

Dieppe France
22 November 1916 Aged 34

Corporal Frank Christie's father was a Perth bank manager. The family lived in West Perth and Frank was enrolled at Hale School in 1894.

On the outbreak of war Frank joined the 6th Re-inforcements of the 11th Battalion in time to serve on Gallipoli. He then went with the battalion to France and was also wounded at Pozieres. He died some weeks later at Dieppe in France on 22nd November 1916

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Mr Ray Hepworth, a member of the Highgate RSL sub-committee responsible for the manufacture and maintenance of the hundreds of commemorative plaques in Kings Park . Mr Hepworth's particular help in the commemorative project at Hale has been invaluable and very much appreciated.

Plaque No 22:

Lt-Col  Leslie Tilney DSO VD
16th /13th Battalions
Died of Wounds

Australia
Aged 47 years

Lieutenant-Colonel Leslie Tilney DSO attended Hale School in the 1880s. He became a regular army officer and when war was declared he was appointed second-in-charge of the Western Australian 16th Battalion.

He served with distinction on Gallipoli and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his efforts.

He was subsequently appointed the commanding officer of the 13th Battalion when they were transferred to France . He was wounded at Pozieres when they were engaged there. He was repatriated to Australia but died of his wounds the following year.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Mr Tom Hoar, former Deputy Headmaster of Hale School , whose father and uncle both served in the Western Front trenches during the Great War.

"Most of the Australian forces were then moved northward during the 1916/17 winter lull in the fighting. Their next involvement was to be in the region of Bullecourt in March, 1917."    

Plaque No 23:

Lt W.E. (William) Cook (Hale School 1900-1902)
28th Battalion
Killed in Action
Bullecourt
27 March 1917  Aged 25

Lieutenant William Cook attended Hale School from 1900 to 1902. He joined the Western Australian 28th Battalion early in 1916.

He survived the first year or so in France until he went into the line in Bullecourt, the location where more Australians were killed than in any other battle in our history. He was killed there on 27th March 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School    
Laid by the then President of the Hale Old Boys' Association, Mr Mark Rogers, accompanied by his son Alexander.

Plaque No 24:

Pte Frederick S. Miller (Hale School 1900-1902)
51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Bullecourt
2 April 1917  Aged 32 years

Private Fred Miller was from Cottelsoe. After leaving school he worked on station properties in the north-west of the state.

He joined the 51st Battalion as a re-inforcement in 1916 and was killed at Bullecourt on 2nd April 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by his niece Mrs Constance Barrett-Lennard, assisted by her grandson, Old Haleian Nicholas Clark.

Plaque No 25:

Lt John A. Shadwick
48th Battalion
Killed in Action
Bullecourt
11 April 1917  Aged 25

Lieutenant John Shadwick was a staff member at Hale School before the outbreak of the Great War. He subsequently joined the 48th Battalion and was killed in action on 11th April 1917, also at Bullecourt.

Dedicated by Hale School    
Laid by Mr Brian Heibner , then President of the Hale School Staff Common Room Association.

Plaque No 26:

Sgt Astley C. Cooper (Hale School 1892-1900)
8th Battery 6th A.F.A. Bde
Killed in Action
Messines Ridge
25 June 1917  Aged 35 years

Sergeant Astley Cooper attended Hale School between 1892 and 1900. He won a School English prize in 1896.

After leaving school he trained as an engineer at the Kalgoorlie School of Mines and subsequently lived in South Perth .

He joined an artillery unit at the outbreak of the war and served on Gallipoli with the 8th Field Artillery Battery. He then went to the Western Front and was killed at the Battle of Messines Ridge on 25th June 1917, after nearly three years of continuous service.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by his daughter Mrs Kathleen Astley Rigg of Claremont , assisted by her sons John and Bill and grandson Sam. Mrs Rigg was a donor toward the building of the Hale School Memorial Hall nearly 40 years before and is a great-great niece of Hale School 's very first pupil in 1858, Laurence Eliot of  Bunbury.

Plaque No 27:

Lt George L.C. Clifton
28th Battalion/ No 1 Sqn R.F.C.
Died Flying Training
Doullens
  Somme Valley
22 July 1917  Aged 21

Lieutenant George Clifton, the son of the State Under-Secretary for Lands, Mr Robert Clifton, enrolled at Hale School in 1907.

George joined the 28th Battalion as a private and served on Gallipoli. When the unit went to France he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and trained as a pilot. He was posted to No 1 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, in France , but was killed in a flying accident at Doullens on 22nd July 1917. He was 21 years of age.

Dedicated by his family
Laid by his sister, Mrs Minarose Sherlock, assisted by her daughter Mrs Ann Cornish.

Plaque No 28:

Pte Francis F. Cobham (Entered Hale School 1910)  
28th Battalion
Killed In Action

Menin Road
20 September 1917  Aged 19

Private Francis Cobham's father, Walter, was a Perth bank manager.

He entered Hale School in 1910 and eventually embarked for the Western Front as a replacement in the 28th Battalion early in 1917. He was killed in action in Belgium a few months after joining the battalion.

Dedicated by two younger Old Boys of the School, David and Sam Benson. Their great-great-uncle Lewis John Broad, of the Western Australian 11th Battalion, was killed in the same vicinity as Francis Cobham - Menin Road, Belgium - on the same day, the 20th September 1917.
Laid by Mrs Sue Benson and Sam Benson.

"Later in 1917 the Australian forces were moved northward again into the Ypres, Belgian, sector of the line, in an attempt to break through the infamous Passchenaele Ridge and on to capture the Channel ports."

Plaque No 29:

Pte Harry D. Russell (Entered Hale School 1900)
11th Battalion
Killed in Action
Passchendaele

12 October 1917  Aged 32

Private Harry Russell's father was a Perth produce merchant. Harry entered Hale School in 1900 and joined the 11th Battalion when it was first forming. He was one of those who landed on Gallipoli in the early hours of the 25th April 1915.

He survived Gallipoli and eighteen months of trench warfare in France and Belgium , but was then killed in action at Passchendaele on 12th October 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Mrs Heather Varley, representing the Hale School Parents and Friends Association.

Plaque No 30:

Lt Victor A. Harwood (Hale School 1898-1904)
51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Passchendaele
12 October 1917  Aged 30
  

Lieutenant Victor Harwood attended Hale School between 1898 and 1904.

He joined up in 1916 and was posted to the 51st Battalion on the Western Front.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by his nephew, Mr James Harwood of York , assisted by his great-niece, Liz Reid.

Plaque No 31:

Lieut. E.A.M. [Aubrey] MURRAY (Hale School 1903-1905)
48TH Battalion
Killed in Action
Passchendaele
12 October 1917 aged 26 years

Lieutenant Edward Aubrey Mutton Murray was born in Coogee, Sydney in 1891. His father, Mathew set up as an accountant in Kalgoorlie during the late gold rush period and Aubrey attended The High School between 1903 and 1905 as a

The family later moved to a farm, 'WONGANELLA' in the mid-northern wheatbelt region and it was there that he was working as a teacher in Wongan Hills when he enlisted in the 1st Australian Imperial Force early in 1916.

He was posted to the predominantly Western Australian 48th Infantry Battalion and was with them when they were involved in the Pozieres and Bullecourt battles on the Western Front in France in late 1916 and early 1917.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele in Belgium on the 12th October 1917 during the Allied push to break through the German lines to the channel ports beyond Ypres . He was 26 years of age.

Dedicated by the Vinnicombe Family
Laid by his nephew, Haleian Max Vinnicombe, assisted by his great-nephew, Scotch Collegian Hamish Vinnicombe.

Plaque No 32:

Cpl Francis M. Lodge (Hale School 1908-1912)
51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Passchendaele
12 October 1917  Aged 20

Corporal Francis Lodge lived on The Esplanade at Cottesloe. He attended Hale School from 1908 to 1912.

He also joined the 51st Battalion in 1916 and was killed at Passchendaele on 12 October 1917.

Dedicated by his family.
Laid by his cousin, Mrs Constance Barrett-Lennard, assisted by Haleians, Mr Harry and Mr Arthur Lodge, also cousins. The father of both Messrs Lodge, Robert, fought on the Western Front with an artillery unit between 1916 and 1918.

Plaque No 33:

Pte William G.  Mudie (Enrolled at Hale 1913)
11th Battalion
Killed in Action
Passchendaele
31 October 1917  Aged 20 years

William Mudie's family lived in Fremantle. He joined the 11th Battalion I 1916 and was posted to the Western Front as a re-inforcement.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele on 31st October 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Mrs Jane Inverarity.

Plaque No 34:

Dvr Harold L. Thomas (Enrolled at Hale 1906)

110th Howitzer Battery
Died of Wounds
Surrey England
5 November 1917  Aged 23 years

Driver Harold Thomas was the son of a Perth lawyer. He embarked for France late in 1916 and was posted to the 110th Howitzer artillery battery as a horse handler.

He was badly wounded during the assault on Passchedaele Ridge and died of his wounds in England on 5th November 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Old Boy and then current member of the Hale School Board of Governors, Mr David Aitken, assisted by his son Jacob.

Plaque No 35:

Lt Colin C. Harwood (Entered Hale School 1907)
10th Australian Light Horse/British Army
Died of Wounds
Nottingham UK
6 November 1917  Aged 23

Lieutenant Colin Harwood's father, Joshua, was an architect and builder in Perth . Colin, brother of Victor eventually went on to qualify as a surveyor.

He joined the 10th Light Horse Regiment in May 1915 and served on Gallipoli as a trooper. Later he was commissioned into a British regiment and was wounded in the fighting around Ypres in Belgium .

He was transferred to a hospital in Nottingham in England but died there of wounds on 6th November 1917.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by a former commanding officer of the 10th Light Horse Regiment in Western Australia , Haleian Lieutenant-Colonel John Deykin.

Plaque No 36:

Lt Charles O. Piesse (Hale School 1900-1906)    
11th Battalion
Died of Wounds

Rouen France
7 December 1917

Lieutenant Charles Piesse was from a farming family in the Wagin district. His father was a long serving member of the Legislative Council in the Western Australian parliament.

He attended Hale School from 1900 to 1906. His nickname at school was "Oxo".

He joined the 11th Battalion early in 1916 and went off to the Western Front as a platoon commander.

He was wounded at Passchendaele and died of his wounds in Rouen , France on 7th December 1917.

Dedicated by his family.   
Laid by his nephew, Mr Jock Johnston, assisted by his niece, Geraldine Harkness.

'The Australians were moved back southward to the Somme Valley sector in France in time for the last ditch German "Michael" offencive of March and April in 1918.  Australian troops helped turn the tide in the desperate fighting which took place around the town of Villers-Brettoneaux, within sight of the major French city of Amiens.'

Plaque No 37:

Pte Arthur H. Walton (Hale School 1893-1894)
51st Battalion
Killed in Action
Villers-Brettoneaux
2 April 1918  Aged 34 years

Private Arthur Walton, the son of a Perth Inspector, attended Hale School in 1893 and 1894.

He trained as a teacher and worked for the Education Department until he joined the 51st Battalion in France late in 1916.

He was killed in action during the early phase of the furious defensive actions at Villers-Brettoneaux on 2nd April, 1918.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by the then Deputy Headmaster of Hale School , Mr Roy Kelley.

Plaque No 38:

Lieut. Francis S. Burt (Hale School 1986-1897)
4th Machine Gun Coy
Killed in Action
Villers Brettoneaux
24 April 1918, Aged 32 years

Lieutenant Francis Burt, the son of Queen's Counsel, Septimus Burt, attended Hale School in 1896 and 1897, before going off to Repton School in England to complete his education.

He returned to Australia , joined up in the middle of 1916 and embarked for Europe in October.

He was initially posted to the 25th Field Artillery Battery and then transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Company. He was with that unit when he was killed in action at Villers-Brettoneaux on 24th April, 1918.

His commemorative plaque in Kings Park , W.A, is the first one comes to (No 1) after exiting from the State War Memorial precinct through the western entry (near the eternal flame).

Dedicated by his family
Laid by his nephew, Sir Francis Burt, assisted by then Hale School Year 9 student, Digby Burges, a great-great nephew of Lieutenant Francis Burt.

Plaque No 39:

Gnr Ernest F. Parker (Hale School 1894-1896)
102nd Howitzer Battery
Killed in Action
Hazebrouch
2 May 1918  Aged 34 years

Gunner Ernie Parker, son of a Perth lawyer, in the family tradition, enrolled at Hale School in 1894. He later moved on to St Peter's in Aelaide in 1897 and 1898.

After leaving school he too trained as a lawyer, but he is best remembered for his exploits on the sporting field. He won many state titles on the tennis court (seven singles titles), in 1913 he won the Australasian singles title and was also state doubles champion many times.

Remarkably, at the same time, he was also an outstanding cricketer, playing with great success against English touring teams and against other state sides in an era when travelling was extremely difficult. He was chosen in a 'Rest of Australia' side and, according to many, was also close to test selection.

He is commemorated in the Western Australian sporting Hall of Fame at the Superdrome in Floreat Park .

He joined up as a gunner/private late in 1917 and was posted to the 102nd Howitzer Battery for service on the Western Front. He served for almost exactly one year before being killed in action on 2nd May 1918.

Dedicated by his family
Laid by his great-niece, Geraldine Jorgenson.

Plaque No 40:

Pte Leonard W. Snell (Hale School 1899-1901)
11th Battalion
Killed in Action
Villers-Brettoneaux
11 May 1918  Aged 31 years

Private Leonard Snell attended Hale School during 1899 to 1901. He lived in Perth and began work as a bank officer when he left school.

He was one of those who joined the 11th Battalion in 1914 at the outset of the war and he subsequently took part in the first landing at Gallipoli.

Next he was transferred to a Field Ambulance unit but was court martialled for disobeying orders on several occasions. It seems he may well have had enough. He was sent back to Australia to serve two years in a military prison.

On completion of his sentence he was then shipped back to France and was posted to the 51st Infantry Battalion. He was subsequently killed in action on 11th May, 1918.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by then Year 12 prefect and Captain of Wilson House, James Eyres, the recipient that year of the Guy Ward prize for the most outstanding boarder.

'After successfully preventing the 'Michael' offensive from breaking through in its drive toward Paris , the Allied forces went back on the offensive down the Somme Valley again. Australian troops were involved in that area for the final phases of the war.'

Plaque No 41:

Pte Edwin O. Moseley (Entered Hale School 1894)
16th Battalion
Killed in Action

Somme Valley
8 August 1918  Aged 36 years

Private Edwin Moseley lived in Cottesloe. He, too, joined up quite late and embarked for Europe in November 1917.

He was posted to the Western Australian 16th Battalion and was killed in action in the drive eastward down the Somme Valley on 4th August, 1918.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by Hale School Board of Governors member, Mr Jeff Broun,
assisted by his son Tyson.

Plaque No 42:

Percy R. T. Lovegrove (Hale School 1900-1902)
British Army Engineers
Died Of Disease

England
1918 Aged 30

Percy Lovegrove, son of the local doctor at Pinjarra, Charles Lovegrove, attended Hale School between 1900 and 1902.

After leaving school he went to England , trained as an engineer in Glasgow , Scotland and then travelled the world and was involved in many adventures while engaged in his professional work.

On the outbreak of war he joined the Royal Engineers in the British Army. While serving in the trenches, however, he contracted pneumonia, was repatriated to England but died in a Derbyshire hospital.

Dedicated by Hale School
Laid by a great-nephew, Mr Gordon McLarty,
representing the McLarty family of Pinjarra.

Plaque No 43:

Lt Geoffrey D. Orchard (Entered Hale School 1897)
16th Battalion
Died of Wounds

Rouen France
15 October 1918  Aged 31 years

Lieutenant Geoffrey Orchard was the son of a Perth clergyman.

He subsequently joined the 16th Battalion in 1914 and served on Gallipoli. Promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant, He served right through the Western Front campaign until he was wounded in the final phases of the war. He died in Rouen , France , on 15th October 1918, just three weeks before the end of the war.

Dedicated by Hale School Laid by his niece, Mrs Penelope Buxton and the then Chairman of the Hale School Board of Governors, Dr Eric Isaachsen.

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