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2225   Private George Gallagher
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/02/1895
Died: 25/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
George Gallagher was the son of William and Margaret Gallagher. George Gallagher was born on 1st February 1895 in Bellaghy, County Londonderry. The family lived in Leitrim, Castledawson, County Londonderry. By 1911George had left school and was working as a weaver like his brother and mother. His father was a labourer. George Gallagher enlisted in Glasgow, before the outbreak of war. Private George Gallagher was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 25th August 1915 at Gallipoli. He was 20 years old. According to reports he volunteered to go for water and was shot by a sniper.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 173-177
CWGC Casualty 693306
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 33
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gallagher family 1901 census lists George as age 6 living with the family at house 12 in Leitrim, Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Gallagher family 1911 census lists George as age 16 living with the family at house 4 in Leitrim, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private George Gallagher including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023