57th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
27/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
James Daly was the son of Mr. M. and Ellen Daly (nee Casey), of Drumay, Derryfubble, Moy, Co. Tyrone.
He was born about 1890. He emigrated to Australia at the age of 21, around 1911, where he worked as a labourer. James Daly had been working in Australia as a labourer for three years before enlisting on 9th December 1914. Private James Daly was living in Melbourne, Victoria where he enlisted under the alias of 1562 Private Jack Hart. After a short spell at Gallipoli, he arrived in France for service on the Western Front in June 1916. According to his Red Cross Wounded and Missing file, Private James Daly was one of three men killed by German artillery which landed in the shell hole he was taking cover in after the attack on Polygon Wood on the 27 September 1917.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.