This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Arthur John Gailer
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Huntingdon
- Service no: 18015
- Rank: Bombardier
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 11th Siege Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 11.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Huntingdon
- Address: 166 King St, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Stannergate, Electric Station, Dundee
Mary, 166 King St, Broughty Ferry
Daisy, born 30.03.1914 & Annie, born 19.04.1915
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BROUGHTY FERRY SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Mrs Gailer, King Street, Broughty Ferry, yesterday received the sad news that her husband, Bombardier Gailer, R.G.A., was killed in action on 11th May. The informant is an officer of the battery, who, in expressing his own regret, says that the officers, n.c.o.s, and men share the same feeling regarding their dead comrade, who was “one of the best,” always eager to do his duty.
The deceased soldier joined the colours as a bugler, and has been about sixteen years in the army. He was called-up reservist, and was employed at Stannergate Electric Station. He was twenty-nine years of age.
Dundee Courier 20th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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