According to his attestation papers dated September 26, 1916 at Toronto, William Henry Bale of Humber Bay, Ontario, was born on June 23, 1887 in Lancashire, England. He listed his father William Bale, 36 Hodgson Street, Darwen, Lancashire, England as his next of kin. He was unmarried, a labourer and had no previous military experience. He was 29 years and 3 months of age and stood 5 feet 4 1/2 inches tall. He had grey eyes, fair hair and complexion. He had a mole on his chest and a birthmark on the small of his back. He was a Congregationalist.
He was a member of the "A" Company 116th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force when he was killed on August 27, 1918. The CEF burial register indicates that he was "previously reported Missing, now reported Killed in Action". He is listed as the son of William Edward and Hannah Bale. He was buried in the Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France.
His name is not on the Humber Bay Cenotaph.