William Goldie GALL


GALL, William Goldie

Service Number: 4890
Enlisted: 12 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Stratford, London E.15, England, 1873
Home Town: Hughenden, Flinders, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Died of wounds, France, 16 August 1918
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4890, 31st Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 4890, 31st Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 4890, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Margaret GALL

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Sep 1873   GALL William Goldie W. Ham 4a 15.

Son of James and Margaret Goldie Gall.

In 1881 he is shown on the census as a 7 year old scholar in Church Street, Eastwood, Basford, Nottinghamshire.

1881 census

James Gall  Head 37 Elgin, Scotland

Hannah H Goldis [sic]  Sister In Law 45 Rochdale, Lancashire, England

Jane Goldis  [sic]Sister In Law 46 Elgin, Scotland

James Gall  Son 9 Highbury, Middlesex, England

William G Gall  Son 7 Strafford, [sic] Essex, England

Margaret G Gall  Daughter 6 Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Charles G Gall  Son 4 Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Isabella G Gall  Daughter 3 Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Hannah G Gall  Daughter 1 Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Gordon E Gall  Son 0 Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Hannah Wagstaff  Servant 22 Cossall, Nottinghamshire, England

Elizabeth Morris  Servant 13 Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, England

Mary Ann Allcock  Servant 35 Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England

His brother, Gordon became a Lieutenant in the Australian Army and survived the war.

Next of kin
Sister, Miss Margaret Goldie Gall, 163 Finborough Road, Earls Court, London SW10, England.

Enlistment date 12 September 1916

Age at embarkation 43- he embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917. 31st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement

He is remembered on the Nottinghamshire North, South & East Virtual War Memorial.
Commemorated at this oak tree are Nottinghamshire Great War fatalities from outside the city of Nottingham whose names do not appear on any other memorials across the county.

The Major Oak is between 800 and 1000 years old and has local folklore associations with Robin Hood. Located in the middle of Sherwood Forest, the tree is one of Nottinghamshire's most famous landmarks. It appears there as a symbolic tribute to the county's Great War dead.


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon


Margaret Goldie Gall 1841–1881

Charles Grant Gall   1876–1960
Hannah Craven Gall 1880–1902