L/Bdr. William George Gale (1917 – 1945)
The Gale family lived at 2 Kettle Cottage in Platt and during WWII William enlisted in the army and joined the Royal Artillery. By 1945 he had risen to the rank of Lance Bombardier and was serving with the 7th Field Regiment, RA.
William drowned on 9 April 1945 whilst crossing the Rhine near Arnham. He was a crew member of a self propelled gun that sank.
Photograph of William Gale courtesy of Ian & Dianne Ritchie.
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