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Allan William GALE

Regimental number6814
Date of birth9 March 1899
Place of birthClarence Park, South Australia
AddressGoodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.2
Height5' 5.25"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Gale, 9 Queen Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date18 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 3 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, head: severe).

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 8 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 60 days. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 1 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S16719.
Date of death4 May 1958
Age at death67
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALE Allan William

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