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Regimental number3056
Date of birth26 June 1892
Place of birthKillygordan, Co Donegal, Ireland
SchoolCooladawson National School, Ireland
Other trainingFarm labourer
Age on arrival in Australia14.9
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Gallagher, Ballygodine, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 16), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James GALLAGHER, 'The Cottage', Bohanbuoy, Killygordon, Ireland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7472 Pte James GALLAGHER, 1st Division Train, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1915; taken on strength, 11th Bn, Tel-el Kebir, 7 January 1916. Transferred to 51st Bn, Serapeum, 29 February 1916; taken on strength, 51st Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 March 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, disembarking Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 14/16 August 1916 (gunshot wound to elbow); admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 August 1916. Transferred to 3rd North General Hospital, Sheffield, England (slight gunshot wound to right elbow), 21 August 1916. Discharged to 1st Convalescent Depot, Perham Downs, 22 September 1916. Proceeded on furlough, 23 September 1916. Returned to France to rejoin unit leaving from Folkestone, England, 4 December 1916. To Australian Division Base Depot , Etaples, 5 December 1916; rejoined unit, 23 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917, and admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance (gunshot wound in back 'contusion'); died of wounds, 3 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER Patrick

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