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Herbert Henry GALLAGHER

Regimental number2650
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCaterer
AddressHectorville Road, Hectorville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Thomas Gallagher, Hectorville Road, Hectorville, South Australia
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2550
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period from 25th February 1918 to 17th September 1918 this W.O. has performed most valuable work as R.Q.M.S., and no small part of the excellent work done by the Quartermasters Department of this Battalion is due to his efforts. Always cheerful, and a most willing and energetic worker, he sets a splendid example to his Staff. On several occasions during the absence on Leave of the R.Q.M. he has carried out his duties in a most efficient manner, and has several times brought up rations to the Line under very adverse conditions, and in spite of heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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