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Monkton Yorkshire
Luke Gale was born in 1887 at Monkton, Yorkshire, he was baptised on 13th August 1890 at All Saints Church, South Kirkby, Yorkshire and was the son of the late George a coal miner and Hannah Gale née Wayne. His father George was born in 1855 at Murton, Leicestershire he died in 1914, his mother Hannah Wayne was born in 1861 at Bradley, Derbyshire, she died in 1896 aged 37 yrs. They were married in 1877 their marriage was recorded in the Belper registration district, they went on to have the following children, Samuel b1879 South Normanton, Alice b1882 Hucknall, Ernest b1884 Cudworth, Yorkshire Luke b1887 Monkton and Ruth b1890 South Kirkby. In the 1911 census Luke is boarding at New Street, Underwood and shown as Luke Gale 24 yrs a colliery labourer, he is boarding with William Ashmore 60 yrs a collier labourer and his wife Eliza 62 yrs. In the same 1911 census his father George can be found living at the Mansfield Workhouse, 105 Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, he is shown as being 61 yrs with no occupation.
He was a colliery labourer above ground at Underwood Colliery
26 Apr 1918
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10th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Luke Gale, was living at Carr Vale when he enlisted at Hucknall in April 1916 he served with “D” Company, 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, he died as a prisoner of war in a field hospital at Rumaucourt on 26th April 1918 he died of tuberculosis. He is buried in Rumaucourt Communal Cemetery.
Article published 5th October 1918 in the Derbyshire Courier :- “Mrs. Garwood, 21, Sherwood street, Carr Vale, has been notified that her brother, Pte. Luke Gale, 10th Lincolns, died from tuberculosis on 26 April. He had been a prisoner in Germany for about twelve months before his death. Pte. Gale joined the forces in April, 1916. Aged 32 year, he formerly worked at the Underwood Colliery.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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