WILLIAM McLAGAN GALLOWAY

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour

Not on Christchurch Park Memorial

 

Born: 18th January 1886, Auchtergaven, Perthshire, Scotland.

Died: 13th February 1916; age: 30; Died of Wounds – bullet wound of brain and cerebral abscess at Broadwater Hospital, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Residence: Coupar Angus, Perth & Kinross, Scotland.

Occupation: House Painter – Journeyman.

Enlistment Location: Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland.

Date of Entry Therein: 28th August 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 89772.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 128th Field Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915  Star.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.I.35.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Galloway, of Truro, Novia Scotia, Canada.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   41, Causeway End, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland.

 

William was 15 years old he was living with his parents, siblings and adopted sister.

James Galloway, 46, a Tanner’s Labourer, born Kettins, Angus, Scotland.

Catherine Galloway (nee Laing), 49, born St. Augustine, Perthshire.

Alexander Buttar Galloway, 23, a Mason’s Labourer, born Meigle, Perthshire.

David Paton Galloway, 21, worker at Mason’s Store, born Meigle.

Maggie Young Galloway, 19, a Jute Factory worker, born Meigle.

Isabella Robertson Chambers Galloway, 10, born Auchtergaven, Perthshire.

Maggie Ann Wilson, 10, born Dundee St. Andrew, Forfar.

 

In 1912, William’s parents and brother David, immigrated to Salmon River, Colchester County, Novia Scotia, Canada.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to James Galloway – father, Mrs Jessie Lundie – sister, Mrs Bella MacKenzie – sister and Mrs Isabella Baird – sister.

 

William is remembered on the Coupar Angus Public School war memorial.

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