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Arthur Mitchell GALE

Regimental number1801
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
Addressc/o R Slater, Kelso Bay, West Tamar, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Parnell Gale, 61 Sardinia Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Glasgow Cadets, 3 years in the Territorial Force.
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1801A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDischarged 7 March 1919
Discharge date7 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Hobart on HMAT 'Orsova', 17 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 7 November 1916 (gun shot wound, leg). Embarked Calais for England on HS Newhaven, 13 November 1916 and admitted to War Hospital, High Barnet; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 February 1917 to 13 March 1917. Temporarily transferred to 69th Bn from 26th Battalion, 30 March 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Wareham, 1 May 1917 (synovitis); discharged to unit, 11 June 1917. Transferred to 26th Bn and moved out to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 11 August 1917.

Embarked Southampton for France, 7 September 1917; disembarked, 2nd Division Base, Havre, 8 September 1917; marched out, 15 September 1917, and taken on strength, 26th Bn, Belgium, 17 September 1917.

Admitted to 64th Field Ambulance, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right leg), and transferred to 37th (Colchester) Casualty Clearing Station; to 57th General Hospital, 5 October 1917. Embarked for England on HS 'Jan Breydel', 11 October 1917, and admitted to Middlesex War Hospital; discharged on furlough, 24 December 1917. Marched into No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 8 January 1918; moved out to Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 17 January 1918; moved out to 2nd Training Brigade, Fouvant, 3 February 1918.

Proceeded to France, 24 June 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 June 1918; moved out to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 27 June 1918, and taken on strength, 2nd Machine Gun Bn; moved out from No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 6 March 1919. Discharged, London, 7 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALE Arthur Mitchell

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