Lynden Thomas Gale
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Francis Leopold Gale
In the lead up to Remembrance Day on 11 November 2018, this blog will feature three stories to commemorate three brothers who served with the 40th Battalion during the Great War.
The stories will trace their individual and collective experience, ordinary and extraordinary, at a critical time of their lives and our history.
The first story will feature Francis Leopold Gale, son of George Gale and Catherine Grace Fleming, born at Elliott on 6 September 1897.
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Some museums and heritage centres will also have genealogical and local history material as well as reading rooms and research facilities. Refer to the link for more information.
Amos Eastwood, who was from Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, was serving in the British military when he was sentenced to seven years transportation after striking a superior officer. A wheelwright by trade, he was with the 78th regiment for a period of six years, whereafter he received court martial for 28 days and then transported from India on the Royal Saxon, arriving in Tasmania in 1851.
After his release in 1858, Amos went to live in the West Tamar district where he began to raise a family. In 1872 he accepted a position at a sawmill in Elliott. In those days, timber was drawn out of the forest by high-wheeled iron arched jinkers, and it was for building and repairing of such wheels that Amos was engaged in.
After several years in Elliott, Amos and his family moved to Burnie, where he began working for John Tatlow making and repairing wheels for different classes of vehicles.
In April 1948, charges were brought against three brothers, trading as Grey Bros, with having committed a breach of the pricing regulations. The brothers were Archibald, Roy and Eric Grey of Smithton. Their father who was previously a part owner of the business had already passed away in 1940.
The Counsel representing the Grey brothers maintained that each member of a firm or partnership was not liable for the actions of another member.
In this instance, Archibald was solely in charge of the drapery section, Roy of the grocery section and Eric of the sawmill.
Roy, who pled not guilty, said that when the price officers came along, they checked back three months and found only one docket incorrect, and that this particular item was undercharged. Eric, who also pled not guilty, said that his part in the business was wholly and solely connected with saw milling.
Archibald, on the other hand, pled guilty to two charges. He did all the buying and marking prices on the drapery side of the business. The issue at hand was the freight allowances, which was 1/2 percent from Launceston, 2 percent from Sydney and varying percentages from other major centres.
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