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Date: July 30th 1918
George & Alma Kate Gale (Ralph's parents)
Pte. John Paine A. Hayes

[letterhead of: “Kriegsgefangenenlager II (Rennbahn) Munster (Westfalen)”]

Hayes J.P.A. #114326 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
July 30 1918

My Dear Mr. & Mrs. Gale

I am taking the liberty of writing to you for your son Ralph C. Gale in order to let you know that he has been taken down with a very serious illness and though given the best of care and medical attention in a first class hospital here he had a relapse and passed away on the 29th of July 1918. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of great trouble for his death has been a great shock to me for we have been together since our capture

With deepest sympathy from myself and all the men of this commando,

Yours Sincerely
J.P.A. Hayes

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