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10829   Private Thomas Gallagher
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 14/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Thomas Gallagher was the son of Thomas and Jane Gallagher. He was a born about 1897 in Anderston, Lanark, Scotland. The 1901 census records Thomas as 3 years old. Thomas’ father was a general labourer, The family were living at Miltown (South side), Dungannon, Tyrone. Thomas Gallagher enlisted in Dungannon. Private Thomas Gallagher was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 14th October 1918, age 21.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-B-21
CWGC Casualty 162892
Dadizeele New British Cemetery is located 16 km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen via Geluwe. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and then right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main crossroads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 12 km along the N8 lies the village of Geluwe and the left hand turning onto the Nieuwstraat (later called Derdeansiersstraat, towards Dadizele). 5 km along this road lies the village of Dadizele. The cemetery is located 100 metres after the left hand turning at the junction with Geluwestraat and Beselarestraat, in the village of Dadizele.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gallagher family Lists Thomas as age 3 at house 7 in Miltown, South side, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gallagher family Lists Thomas as age 13 at house 9 in Derrycreevy (Knox), Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Thomas Gallagher's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Gallagher's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023