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Reginald Arthur Gale

Surname: Gale
Other names: Reginald Arthur
Other people in this story:
William Alfred Gale
Elizabeth Gale née Lewis
Locations in this story:
Long Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Couin, France
Semley, Wiltshire

Reginald Arthur Gale was born in Long Crichel, Dorset, in 1898, the son of William Alfred Gale and Elizabeth Gale (née Lewis).  He spent all his life in and around the Long Crichel and Wimborne areas.  He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (later a Driver) (Service No. 1264).  He served originally in Egypt and later in France & Flanders where he died of wounds on 24th June 1916 and was buried in the Couin British Cemetery, Couin, France, (Grave Ref: I.A.12).  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He is remembered on the Semley, Wiltshire, War Memorial. (Information confirmed by posting on Flickr.)

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives