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RAMC profile of:
James Newlyn GALE M.B., Ch.B.

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7th December 1895 in Great Milton, Oxon

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Rank: Capt


Attached To: 58th Bde, R.F.A.

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Also Served: Various - see below

Outcome: Survived the war

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James was educated at Dover College and at Sheffield University, and served in the Officers’ Training Corps with both.  He qualified as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Sheffield and joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve on 8th May 1916 as a Surgeon Probationer. He then served in both the Harwich Force and the Dover Patrol.  He left the R.N.V.R. to qualify as a surgeon and, having done so, on 30th June 1918, applied for a commission in the R.A.M.C. (Special Reserve).  He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. on 8th August 1918, and was instructed to report that day to the Commandant of the R.A.M.C. Training Centre in Blackpool.  On 24th August 1918 he was posted to France. On 9th December 1918 he joined the 58th Bde, R.F.A. as their new Medical Officer, to replace Capt Lorraine R.A.M.C.  Just over a week later though, on 18th December 1918, he left the brigade to join the 34th Field Ambulance.  He was promoted to Captain and was serving in No 25 General Hospital in Wiesdorf when he was sent back to the UK for demobilization. He attended the Officers’ Dispersal Unit in London on 17th February 1920.  In 1931 he married Hildred I Squires in Uxbridge, and in 1938 he bought the St. Faith medical practice in Drayton, Norfolk and used part of the house, ‘Gildencroft’, as his surgery.  He was joined in the practice by his son, John, as a partner in 1952.  James was the son of George Edward and Edith Gale. (Information researched and kindly provided by David, whose website to the 58th Bde, R.F.A. can be found at this website address https://58fab.com/ )

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