Born Perth WA, RC. Enlisted 12 November 1916 age 22, telegrapher. Nok father, Patrick Daly of Napier St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Melbourne 21 November 1917 per A71 Nestor. Served in France 1918. On 29 May 1919 Michael married Alice Leach, spinster, age 24, daughter of Charles Zacharial Leach, railway guard of 4 Havelock St Bedford UK. Service medals: BWM and VM.