James Gerald Newbold GALLOWAY

Regimental number5355
Place of birthNewry, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o F Roe , c/o Mr G Rope, Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinBrother, William Galloway, 153 Ballysnag Road, Kircaldy, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date21 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 October 1916; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 4 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 17 January 1917; taken on strength of 17th Bn, 19 February 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 April 1917 (dilating heart); transferred to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 April 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 3 May 1917; to England, 9 June 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England, 10 June 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 July 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 29 August 1917.

Marched in, from leave, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1917; marched in to Base Depot, Parkhouse, 25 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 15 December 1917; discharged, 21 January 1918 (medically unfit: heart problems).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLOWAY James Gerald Newbold