Sergeant Basil T Gault

20 Sep 1944

Basil Thomas Gault, son of Allan Reid and Doris Matilda Gault, of Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, enlisted in the Grenadier Guards and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Gault successfully completed his glider pilot training and was posted to B Squadron, 1st Wing, Glider Pilot Regiment and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Sgt Gault is known to have been in the Arnhem Rhine Bridge area and was killed in action on 20 September 1944, aged 19, and was given a burial in the Arnhem Communal Cemetery and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 27 August 1945.

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Headstone image by Bob Hilton.

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Basil T Gault

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