1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Alfred Gains

Contributed by: David Hyatt, on 2008-10-31

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Rank
First Name Alfred
Surname Gains
Year of Birth 1890
Year of Death 1978
Regiment Field Ambulance
Place of Wartime Residence Leeds, West Yorkshire

Alfred's Story

In memory of my maternal grandfather, Alf Gains, who served as a Driver with the Army Service Corps from 1916 to 1919. Saw service in France and Southern Serbia (now Macedonia). Was present at the surrender of the Bulgarian Army near Lake Doiran, September 30, 1918.

Thomas Alfred (Alf) Gains

This event led indirectly to the collapse of the Central Powers, with Austria-Hungary suing for peace soon afterwards and the Armistice in November 1918.

He said little but endured so much - both in war and in the peace that followed.

A life remembered.

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