|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Address||23 Waterloo Road, Collingwood, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs J Gallichan, Mansfield Hotel, Mansfield, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Pimpinio Cemetery, Victoria. Son of Jane GALLICHAN (formerly NATHAN), 23 Waterloo Road, Collingwood, Victoria. and the late Samson NATHAN. Native of Carlton, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Serapeum, 22 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 18 August 1916 (gun shot wound, foot); admitted to Anzac Rest Station, 19 August 1916; transferred to 5th Field Ambulance, 20 August 1916; discharged to duty, 22 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 22 August 1916.
Admitted to 1 Field Ambulance, 23 May 1917 (scabies); rejoined Bn, 7 June 1917.
On leave to England, 15 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 2 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal