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Gallie, William Alexander
- Head Office, Perth, Scotland
- General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd
- Military Police, 51st Highland Division
- Medal or honour
- Additional information
Entered company service in 1935 as executive fire superintendent having worked for Commercial Union from 1909 to 1926 (except for war service).
Captured in June 1940 when the 51st Highland Division was cut off and surrounded just after Dunkirk.
In enforced leisure in the camps he ran a series of insurance classes for fellow prisoners for which the company sent him text books. A friend in the same POW camp wrote to the company in 1942: "A few days ago I saw Bill off at the gate in a very handsome phaeton drawn by two magnificent greys on his way to hospital. He was in his usual high spirits and I'm sure you would be proud to see the way he is keeping his chin up."
He was repatriated on health grounds in 1943 and his arrival back at Perth station was described as follows: "He was met at the station by all members of the executive and staff; in fact it would seem that the entire population of Perth turned out to give him welcome. The procession to the waiting taxi was headed by pipers and the spectacle was a most moving one".
Returned to company service in 1944 as home fire manager. In 1956 he was appointed deputy general manager from which position he retired in 1960.
He died in 1962.