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John Francis GALLAGHER

Regimental number1300
Date of birth22 November 1893
Place of birthEvansford, Victoria
Place of birthCaralalup, Shire of Lexton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Evansford, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressEvansford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Gallagher, Evansford PO, Evansford, Victoria
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"He had a brother who was for 20 months a prisoner of war in Germany and another with a gun shot wound through the head of which he will never be better again" (Mrs Katherine Gallagher, Mother)

FateKilled in Action 27 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGuard's Cemetery (Plot VII, Row L, Grave 3), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Katherine GALLAGHER, of Evansford, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1643 Private Francis Patrick GALLAGHER, 38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement, returned to Australia 5 March 1919; 6018 Private Thomas Bernard GALLAGHER, 7th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, returned to Australia 19 October 1917; First Cousins: 2423 Private Walter Henry JENKINS, 59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, Died of Wounds 30 September 1918; 3037 Sergeant Major David Francis GILLESPIE, 7th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, Died of Wounds received at Armentieres, France, on 27 March 1917, at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Other details

War Service: Private Gallagher was taken on strength of the 60th Battalion 13 October 1916, and was killed in action on 27 November 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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