James Douglas Albert Gault was the son of Sqn. Ldr. James Gault, RAF and Rosina Mabel Gault, of Whitton, Middlesex. He enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for airborne forces.
Signalman Gault successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st Airborne Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sigmn Gault died of wounds in a hospital at Lochem, Germany, between 1 and 31 October 1944, aged 21, and was buried at Lochem New General Cemetery.
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