Regimental number32513
Place of birthRamelton, Donegal, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address43 Lawrence Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 11"
Weight191 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Ivy May Gallaher, 10 King Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Previous military service6th and 10th New Zealand Mounted Rifles Contingents (Boer War)
Enlistment date25 July 1916
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 22nd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 76 Aparima on 16 February 1917
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No 8), Poperinge, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: E I M Gallaher, 1 John Street, Ponsonby, Auckland. Former Captain of the New Zealand Rugby Football Team (The All Blacks)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 658 Private Charles Canning GALLAHER, 11th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, wounded at Gallipoli, sent to hospital in England then returned to Australia, 5 February 1916, discharged unfit for service due to wounds received in action, 29 August 1916; 654 Company Sergeant Major Douglas Wallace GALLAHER, 11th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, killed in action, 3 June 1916; 3867 Private Henry Fletcher GALLAHER, 51st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, killed in action, 24 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Posted to 21st Reinforcements with rank of Corporal, 25 July 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Reinforcements, 5 September 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 16 October 1916.

Promoted Company Sergeant-Major, 20 January 1917.

Embarked on board HMNZT 'Aparima' and departed for England, 16 Febuary 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917; marched in to Sling Camp, taken on strength 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment and reverted to rank of Temporary Sergeant, 2 May 1917.

Qualified and confirmed in rank of Sergeant, 1 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1917; marched in to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 8 June 1917.

Marched out and joined 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, in the field, 26 June 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wounds, face); died of wounds, 4 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 55, p. 3
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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