Capt Percy Dale MC, R Scots Fus

1891 Born Liverpool

1891 Nov 2 Baptised

1901 census in Liverpool

Educated at St Georges, Liverpool and Liverpool College

1914 Sep to Jan 1915 In French Foreign Legion

1915 Nov 6 Enlisted in 7th Scottish Rifles. 10 St Brides Rd, Egremont, Cheshire. He was a Theatrical Manager, his father was a tailor. His mother Mrs Maria Dale.

1916 Oct 24. Commissioned from Trinity College, Oxford

1918 Sep 2. R Scots Fus. The undermentioned officers to be actg. Capts. whilst comdg. a Co. : — Temp. Lt. P. Dale (Royal Scots Fus.)

1919 Jan 31 MC Gazette. T./Lt. (A./Capt.) Percy Dale, R. Sco. Fus., attd. 11th Bn., T.F. He displayed initiative and resourcefulness in an attack on 30th September on an enemy position near Fauquissart by going out sitinar his posts with the division on his right. He personally superintended the siting and occupation of his posts under heavy sniping and machine-gun fire. Throughout the day his cheerfulness and disregard of danger inspired his men with confidence

1919 Apr 25. 11th Bn., Royal Scots Fus.—Temp. Lt. (actg. Capt.) P. Dale, M.C., Royal Scots Fus., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to command a Coy.

1919 Aug 1. R. Sc.Fus 1lth Bat.— Temp, Lt. P. .Dale, M.C. (R. Scots. Fus. (Serv. Bns.) ), to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co.

1919 Nov 16. R. Sc. Fus. 11th Bn.— Temp. Lt. P. Dale, M.C. (R. Sc. Fus. (Serv. Bns.) ). relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co.

1919 Nov 16. R. Scots. Fus. Temp. Lt. P. Dale, M.C., relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1920 Oct 28. Joined ADRIC with service no 892. Posted to A Coy. He was a Territorial Officer and appears to have gone to Ireland without getting leave. In the end nothing was done about this

1921 Jul 2. Posted to S Coy

1921 Aug 12 to 10 Sep on Leave

1921 Sep 15 to 25 Sep on Leave

1921 Sep 27 Posted to Depot. Appointed A/CQM

I think that this is him, and that the IRA got the wrong name, as Dale was the man who took over from Joslyn

Collins Papers

1921 Dec 6. Relinquishes A/CQM. Posted to R Coy

1922 Jan 30. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1929 Nov 9 . A Percy Dale age 39 arrives in UK from Canada, he is in RCMP, with wife Mary E. Their UK address is Strand Hall, Strand, near Whitefield, Manchester.

1934 Sep 26. Capt. Percy Dale, M.C., late 5th Bn. P.W. Vols., is deprived of the rank of Capt., also the rank of Capt. which he retained on relinquishing his temp, commn. in the Regular Army, on conviction by the Civil Power. He is at 4 Halto Rd, Islington

1939 Register An Advertising Consultant living at 92 Gray's Inn Road , Holborn, London,

1953 A Percy Dale of right age died in Pancras