Arthur John Gailer

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Huntingdon
  • Service no: 18015
  • Rank: Bombardier
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Huntingdon
  • Address: 166 King St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Stannergate, Electric Station, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary, 166 King St, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

    Daisy, born 30.03.1914 & Annie, born 19.04.1915

More about Arthur John Gailer


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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