Gallagher, William Henry

Dates: [1869-1918]

War Service: William Henry Gallagher served as a sergeant in the Royal Engineers and his service number was 52930. He died on the 26th October 1918 and is buried at Brockley Cemetery.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: William Henry Gallagher was born on the 8th April 1869 in Plymouth and was baptised on the 11th May 1869 at the Holy Trinity Parish Church of Plymouth. His parents were Alexander and Elizabeth.

He married Daisy Maud Beaney in the quarter January - March 1900 in the registration district of Medway.

In 1911 he was living at 10 Arklow Road, New Cross with his wife Daisy and was employed as a customs watcher.

He enlisted on the 24th September 1914 and his occupation was given as a custom and excise officer. He had previously served as a corporal in the Royal Engineers and had been discharged on the 15th August 1908 with a military pension. He was described as 5ft 8 ½ inches tall and weighed 182lbs. He had brown hair and green eyes and it was noted that he had a mole on top of right shoulder.

He was discharged on the 2nd May 1915 due to being medically unfit due to having varicose veins. His character was said to be very good.

At the time of his death his wife Daisy Maud Gallagher was living at 221, Folkestone Gardens, Deptford Park, London.


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