Samuel Henry GALE

Regimental number282
Date of birth16 October 1886
Place of birthYacka, South Australia
SchoolYacka Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYacka, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.4
Height5' 4.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Gale, Yacka, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 22 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 22), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth GALE, Yacka, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 881 Pte Edwin James GALE, 43rd Bn, died of wounds, 21 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALE Samuel Henry