(1861-1933) Hong Kong-born author, in UK from early childhood, much of whose work was written for Boys' Papers, including several sf tales as by Reginald Wray, a typical title being The Hidden World (29 May-12 June 1915 Boys' Friend; 1920 chap). Beyond the Northern Lights: Tale of Stange Adventure in Unknown Seas (1903) as by Reginald Wray is a Lost-World tale set near the North Pole; Under the Southern Cross (1912) carries very similar protagonists in fantastic mysteries in Brazil and southwards. [JC]
see also: Boys' Friend Library.
William Benjamin Home-Gall
born Hong Kong: 1861
died Hampton-on-Thames [now London], 9 June 1933
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