William Dale was born in Micklethwaite in 1894, the son of John and Helen Dale. In 1911, William was living with his parents at The Lodge, Micklethwaite and his occupation was given as 'Hall Boy'.
William was an early enlister in the Army, being listed in the Wetherby News on the 23rd October 1914 on the Roll of Local Men Serving King and Country.
Unfortunately no details of his service were provided and there are too many men named William Dale who served in the Army to be sure which is the man from Micklethwaite.
William served the Great War and on the 26th June 1926 he married Florence May Hugill in Wetherby. He went on living in the area until his death in 1962.
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