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Regimental number7472
Place of birthStrabane, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 2.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Gallagher, Killygordon, Co Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMerredin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date2 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3056 Pte Patrick GALLAGHER, 51st Bn, died of wounds, 3 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Perth on HMAT 'Borda', 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, 25 August 1917, and marched into 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 7 November 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 28 December 1917; moved out to field, 30 December 1917; taken on strength of 11th Bn, 2 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 23 August 1918, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, thigh); to Ambulance Train '17', 23 August 1918; admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 24 August 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 3 October 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 9 October 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 10 October 1918.

To School of Instruction on Command, 14 October 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 3 November 1918; detached from unit, 28 November 1918. Transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Train and appointed Driver, 28 November 1918; attached to 4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 28 November 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit, 28 January 1919. Transferred to 1st Company Australian Army Service Corps and taken on strength, 27 March 1919; moved out from field as Private, 17 April 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 24 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 25 April 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 25 April 1919; marched into Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 23 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on 'Konig-in-Luise', 21 June 1919.

Found guilty at sea, 17 July 1919, of conduct to prejudice of good conduct and military discipline in that he failed to carry out his instructions at Sentry Post No 10: awarded 2 days' detention; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; disembarked Fremantle, 3 August 1919. Discharged Perth, 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER James

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