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Richard Alfred GALE

Regimental number3499
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressOodnadatta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R H Gale, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1917
Rank on enlistment3rd Air Mechanic
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, April 1918 Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Zealandic on 5 October 1918
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Air Mechanic
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date13 October 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Melbourne, 4 October 1918; disembarked London, England, 5 December 1918.

Marched in to Australian Flying Corps Depot, Wendover, 5 December 1918.

Marched out to 1st Australian Wing, Tetbury, 4 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kaiser in Hind', 6 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 14 June 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 13 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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