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11/01/2017 The following promotions in the 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers are announced: 11263 Corporal R Gallery, promoted sergeant, 8th May 1916, vice Sergeant Gibson, wounded and invalided to England.
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11/01/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 29 June 1916: Richard Gallery (brother of Robert Gallery)
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11/01/2017 Corporal Gallery is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
11/01/2017 Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, belongs to Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
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11/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th December 1916:
11/01/2017 Corporal Gallery was killed instantly by a trench mortar. He was just leaving to go to a new line when the incident occurred. Two other men were killed along with Robert in the same incident. They were Private William Ferguson (No. 17847) from Whitehouse in County Antrim and Robert Hogshaw from Cookstown.
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12/11/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22 November 1915 – Richard Gallery (brother of Robert Gallery)
12/11/2016 Mr Thomas Gallery, Castlecaulfield (County Tyrone) received intimation on Saturday that his son, Corporal Richard Gallery, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been wounded in action in France. Corporal Gallery had been a mechanic in Messrs. Stevenson’s factory at Moygashel, Dungannon, before enlisting, and had volunteered with a large contingent of U.V.F. men shortly after the outbreak of hostilities.
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30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists Robert as age 19 living with the family at house 5 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone. Robert and his brother Ritchie are both working as power loom mechanics.
30/12/2015 Family: Thomas Gallery, Caroline Gallery, David Ritchie Gallery (born about 1891), Robert Thomas Gallery (born about 1892), Sydney James Gallery (born about 1897), William Joseph Gallery (born about 1899), Laura Gallery (born about 1901).
30/12/2015 Robert Gallery was employed at Messrs Acheson and Smith's factory in Castlecaulfield.
30/12/2015 Robert Gallery enlisted in Dungannon at the outbreak of war. His brother Ritchie / Richard Gallery enlisted around the same time.
30/12/2015 Corporal Robert Gallery, the younger of the two brothers, was invalided home some time in 1915 owing to illness and spent time at Finner Camp recuperating.
30/12/2015 Corporal Robert Gallery was serving with 'D' Company of the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 5th December 1916, age 24.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Corporal Gallery as the son of Thomas and Caroline Gallery, of Castlecaulfield, Co. Tyrone
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 24th February 1916:
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Robert Thomas as age 9 living with the family at house 23 in Factory Row, Drumreany, Castlecaulfield, Tyrone. His father was a power loom tenter.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporals Richard and Robert Gallery, 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose photos are given this week, are sons of Thomas Gallery, Castlecaulfield. Both volunteered at the outbreak of hostilities and accompanied the Ulster Division to France in October last. Corporal Robert Gallery, the younger of the two, was invalided home some time ago owing to illness and is at present at Finner Camp recuperating, while the other son is still in France. Richard was a mechanic in Messrs Stevenson's factory in Moygashel and Robert was employed at Messrs Acheson and Smith's factory in Castlecaulfield.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916:
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30/12/2015 Robert Thomas Gallery was the son of Thomas and Caroline Gallery. They were married about 1890. Robert was born about 1892 in Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 21 December 1916:
30/12/2015 Intimation has been received of the death in action in France on 6th December of Corporal Robert Gallery, Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was one of the two soldier sons of Mr Thomas Gallery, Castlecaulfield, and volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities. His brother Richard has got six months leave to recuperate from serous wounds received in action.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: (brother of Robert Gallery)
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30/12/2015 Two sons of Mr Thomas Gallery, Castlecaulfield, have been wounded. They are Sergeant Richard Gallery and Corporal Robert Gallery. Both are in the 9th Inniskillings. Sergeant Richard Gallery's arm is broken.
30/12/2015 Sergeant Richard Gallery, 9th Inniskillings, severely wounded, is a son of Mr Thomas Gallery, Castlecaulfield, and before enlisting was a mechanic in Messrs. Stevenson's factory at Moygashel. His brother, Corporal Robert Gallery, is in hospital suffering from shell-shock.
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