|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o R Slater, Kelso Bay, West Tamar, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Parnell Gale, 61 Sardinia Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the Glasgow Cadets, 3 years in the Territorial Force.|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1801A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GALE Arthur Mitchell|