Gaul, George 1895-1940

Chronicle - Tuesday 25 June 1940A dramatic coincidence of the war is revealed by the news that a Blaydon soldier was killed at Dunkirk on the same day that his brother was wounded in Belgium.The brother killed in action was Company Quartermaster Sergeant George Gaul whose widow lives at 3 Whitmore Rd,Blaydon. CQMS Gaul, who would have been 45 on June 23 went to the last war direct from a camp of the Territorials, served through the war, and maintained his connection with the DLI up to the time of his death at Dunkirk. This fine army record has been mentioned in an order. He had the King's Certificate as a sergeant-major. He had a long and prominent connection with sport in the Blaydon district and played rugger for the Winlaton Vulcans Club, of which he was the treasurer.