DIVISIONAL UNIT: 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
4th Infantry Brigade
18th Battalion - Western Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
DATE OF BIRTH: October 15, 1877
London Township – County of Middlesex - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: January 18, 1916 39 years
CEMETERY: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension – Bailleul
Nord – France
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WIFE: Mrs. Kate Hughes - Goderich
FATHER: Mr. Edward Sale – London
Occupation: Dental Surgeon Religion:
Enlistment: November 4, 1914 – West Sandling - England
Enlistment Age: 36 years
He was educated in London Township and in London proper at St. Mary’s Collegiate and London Collegiate Institute and following that at the Royal College of Dental surgeons. He is honoured on the Roll of Service at the University of Toronto.
He had his dental practice in Goderich prior to his enlistment.
Before leaving Canada he was promoted from Captain to Major on March 15, 1915. He left Canada for overseas on the S.S. Grampian and went into France on September 15, 1915
After leaving Canada and going to England he was sent to France during September of 1915 and was serving in the St. Eloi – Ypres areas of the front during the autumn.
He was wounded in the leg as he was in the trenches, was tended to immediately but died in the ambulance on the way to No. 5 Base Hospital.
According to the War Diaries of the Battalion, Major Sale was gravely wounded about 9:30 pm on
January 17th by an enemy rifle grenade and that he died very early in the morning of January 18th. His funeral was on held on January 19th.