GS/62832, Private, 20th Royal Fusiliers (3rd Public Schools Battalion) (Formerly 27165 Middlesex Regiment)
Missing In Action on the16th April 1917 aged 32.
John was the eldest son of John & Mary Ann Hale of Clay End, Walkern.
On the 16th April 1917 the Battalion were in the Front Line near Hindenburg Trench. They were detailed to attack German positions but the assault was driven back by very heavy machine gun fire and completely failed.
John has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. (Bay 3.)
Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal