ROBERT BRUCE GALLOWAY

Image from 1944 Evening Star Newspaper.

Born: 1921, Brentford, Middlesex.

Died: 10th August 1944; age: 23; KiA at Normandy. Served 9 years abroad.

Residence: 353, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2819661.

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Battalion (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s) – Infantry.

 

Originally buried at Conteville. Body later exhumed, identified and reburied 6th September 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery.

 

Grave Reference:

IX.B.21.

Ranville War Cemetery,

Calvados,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Jessie Bruce Galloway; husband of Maureen Blanche Galloway, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Robert Galloway, born March 1888, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland. A commercial printer’s traveller.

Mother: Jessie Bruce Galloway (nee Jamieson), born November 1886, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland – died 1924, Ipswich.

 

In 1942, Ipswich, Robert’s widowed father, Robert Galloway married divorcée Emily McGinnity (nee Foster) – his future mother-in-law.

 

On Saturday, 20th May 1944, at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich, Robert married Maureen Blanche McGinnity, born 1925, Norwich, Norfolk – daughter of Anthony Alphonsus Sheridan-McGinnity, an Employment Exchange Clerk, and Emily McGinnity (nee Foster), of Norwich.

 

Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Ipswich, and also commemorated on the British Normandy Memorial, virtually opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, on the 6th June 2021.

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